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COUNT DOWN TO THE CROWN
May 12, 2015

5TH ANNUAL KING OF QUEENS COMPETITION

Sunday, May 17th 2015
at the Colosseum, 180 Pine St. Downtown Providence, RI 02903
Doors open at 6pm| Show at 7pm
$15 Tickets Available at Door

Grrrrl, mark those calendars and put it in your phone, heck- put it in your phone twice because you are NOT gonna want to miss the 2015 King of Queens Competition. 12 local Rhode Island celebrities, who have NEVER dressed or performed in Drag, have been teamed up with a Drag Mother, and will be transformed into a Queen for a night… FOR CHARITY! Join us on May 17th 2015 at the Colosseum (180 Pine St. in downtown Providence.) Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets sold at door for $15. This year’s competition is fierce and our contestants have been training for months to bring you the best show you’ve ever seen.  They’ve got the names, the hair, the nails and the dress but only ONE will be named the 2015 King of Queens! 100% of the proceeds go to and support AIDS Care Ocean State’s programs and services!

This is the 5th Annual King of Queens Competition. Alysha Brock, dedicated supporter and volunteer of ACOS as well as the creator of King of Queens, pitched the idea to Stephen Hartley, ACOS Development Director, 5 years ago as a new, fun way to involve the community while bringing in much needed funds to the agency. Little did they each know, King of Queens would become one of the most anticipated yearly Drag Events in the state!  We asked what make’s King of Queens so special, Brock replied, “...It’s an event that people truly become a part of. People don’t just attend, they perform! The performers bring family, friends, coworkers out to support them and by association, they learn about the agency, who we help and what the money they are donating to support their contestant, actually benefits!” 

AIDS Care Ocean State can’t wait to see what our newest Queens will bring to the table; we know it’s going to be spectacular! Expect to see AIDS Care Ocean State’s Board Member Marc Gauthier, The Alleycat’s & Dark Lady's Rande Diantuono, Ego's Bill Berger, Stable’s Jim Mello and Options Magazine’s Melanie Silva from Lesbians on the Loose, among our other fabulous contestants work it on stage for AIDS Care Ocean State! A special panel of selected judges will score the contestants on appearance, song choice, performance, and crowd applause. ALSO remember to bring your tip money, ‘cus The Fan Favorite is chosen based on tips and donations the contestant receives. Be sure to check out your favorite contestants online because many of them have already started collecting donations through gofundme.com!

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE STUNNING IMAGES FROM LAST YEAR'S COMPETITION COURTESY OF JEN BONIN. 

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