The road to stardom leads to Los Angeles, which is why singer Mika Newton commutes back and forth from the Ukraine.
Mickey Weems is currently finishing his PhD dissertation on the circuit at Ohio State. He and his husband are coordinators for Qualia, a conference/festival dedicated to gay folklife. He may be reached at email@example.com.
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