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Sights and Sounds: Lady Camden

Lady Camden
Lady Camden

“Sights and Sounds” is our weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with drag performer Lady Camden. She’s a contestant on the 14th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy”
Legion of Honor
April 16th to September 5th
Guo Pei is known as China’s first couturier. The exhibit features more than 80 fashion designs that have been on the Beijing and Paris runways. Guo Pei creates fantasy influenced from China’s imperial past, European architecture, and the botanical world. It also reveals the trajectory of her career as China emerged as a leader in fashion in the early 21st century.

Love, Smuin
Cowell Theater
Selected dates February 4th to 13th
This is the first dance series of the year for the Smuin Ballet company. It includes three performances: You Are Here, Dear Miss Cline, and Been Through Diamonds. Each ballet gives life, humanity, and creativity on stage.

February 11th
This drag show spotlights the beauty, talent, and creativity of Black performers. What a way to start and celebrate Black History Month. RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 contestant Kerri Colby is headlining the event. Free tickets are available for Black attendees who are trans and/or disabled.

Watch Lady Camden compete on this season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, airing now on VH1.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.
Porfirio Rangel is a Producer for Sights & Sounds