Windy City Media Group Frontpage News


home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2023-12-13



All About EVA
by Randy Pubert

This article shared 2238 times since Wed Jul 13, 2011
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

Eva is new to the music scene but is already making a big splash with dance songs such as "Not My Daddy" and "Fashion Show." Get to know more about Eva in this exclusive interview.

Nightspots Magazine: Hi, Eva. Did you survive New York's Pride?

Eva: Yes, it was a lot of fun! I was exhausted. I slept most of the day on Sunday.

NM: Did you perform at clubs there?

E: I performed at two in New York then in Philadelphia.

NM: Everyone has been talking about the passing of gay marriage in New York.

E: Yeah, it happened while we were there. It was really cool.

NM: How is your "life like a Fashion Show?"

E: [laughs] Especially in the more recent years I have gotten into clothes and designers. I don't necessarily get a lot of it but I am more knowledgeable of new designers. I try to save up and get some nice stuff. Being in LA, I am used to being around it more. It is part of your lifestyle here.

NM: I like shopping at Melrose and the stores there.

E: I love Melrose.

NM: You have worked with amazing artists already like Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg, and Scott Storch. How did you get connected with these guys?

E: Through the label in the music industry and contacts from people who know them. It is all about knowing people.

NM: What was it like working with Snoop Dogg?

E: It is so cool to say I have worked with such a legendary guy. He is super nice and very into what he was doing. He gave me advice and helped me a lot. He was a lot of fun.

NM: You have a new single "Ashes," with a video of your tour. Did you play Ring Around the Rosie when you were a kid?

E: Of course.

NM: Did you know that song is actually about the Black Plague?

E: Yes, I even said that but I didn't write the song. The producers came up with that one. It is a good song and catchy. People seem to like it.

NM: Did you take dance classes to learn your moves?

E: I did take dance classes but I'm not a professional dancer. I was a cheerleader as a kid so I have that background. Since I have been in LA I have been dancing a lot. Shane Sparks is my choreographer for my shows. He pushes me a lot, which is nice because it makes me better. I have such great backup dancers. They help me out a lot. I am not getting to that point where I can call myself a dancer.

NM: I heard your dancers are hot. Where is Shane from?

E: He is from So You Think You Can Dance? and America's Best Dance Crew. He's awesome.

NM: What is your song "Not My Daddy" about?

E: It's a fun song that Ke$ha wrote. It is a girl power song telling the guy "you are not my daddy. I will do what I want and don't tell me what to do."

NM: She keeps writing for people like Britney. Are you going to make a full-length album?

E: I hopefully have recorded plenty of songs to make an album. It is just about timing at this point. We are waiting for the singles to hit first. I want to get my name out there a little more and come out with the album.

NM: Is this your first time in Chicago?

E: Yes, this is my first time and I am so excited!

For more on the good and Eva visit .

Eva performs at Parlour, 6341 N Clark, on July 8. Click on for details.

This article shared 2238 times since Wed Jul 13, 2011
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

Out and Aging
Presented By


Gay News

MOVIES Director Daniel Peddle on the sequel to the classic doc 'The Aggressives' 2023-12-05
- In 2005, Daniel Peddle released The Aggressives—a groundbreaking documentary filmed during the late '90s and early '00s in New York City that profiled several masculine-presenting/transmasculine people of color. Fast-forward to ...

Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Black Adam,' Cyndi Lauper, Sondheim, Oscars, OutFest 2023-03-18
- Cultured Magazine recently profiled Quintessa Swindell—who became the first out, non-binary actor to play a lead superhero in the DC universe when they portrayed Cyclone in the 2022 movie Black Adam. Swindell grew up in Virginia ...

Gay News

Show about trans+ women models to debut Aug. 5 on Here TV 2022-07-29
- The Here TV docuseries Road to the Runway—which focuses on trans+ women models—will debut Friday, Aug. 5. The series profiles the 20 hopefuls competing in this year's annual Slay Model search. Cameras follow the women to ...

Gay News

Local writer from Hillman Grad Productions Mentorship Lab to tell stories about immigrant experiences 2022-06-04
- Growing up on the South Side of Chicago without any sort of U.S. citizenship, Ruben Mendive said he started developing his identity as a writer while he was sitting in front of the TV, devouring "every show that came out ...

Gay News

PASSAGES Writer, attorney, activist Takeia R. Johnson 2021-07-25
- The local organization Affinity Community Services announced the recent passing of Takeia R. Johnson. According to Johnson's LinkedIn profile, she was editor-in-chief and lead writer at Inclusion at Work as well as a Ph.D. student focusing ...

Gay News

SAVOR Talking with new Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai; Profile of Travelle's breakfast 2021-06-09
- Travelle Chef de Cuisine Qi Ai Travelle at the Langham (330 N Wabash Ave.; has undergone a major change during the COVID pandemic: New Chef de Cuisine Qi (pronounced "tee") Ai was promoted from sous ...

Gay News

MOVIES Dutch journalist talks about making 'My Friend, the Mayor' 2021-02-17
- In the Amazon Prime Video documentary My Friend, the Mayor: Small-town Democracy in the Age of Trump, Dutch journalist Max Westerman profiles friend Sean Strub, an openly gay activist, activist, long-term AIDS survivor and POZ magazine ...

Gay News

Booksellers launch "Boxed Out" campaign, a look at consumer choices 2020-10-22
--From a press release - (New York, New York) 20% of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing. Today, theAmerican Booksellers Association launched the "Boxed Out" campaign to draw attention to the high stakes indie bookstores face this ...

Gay News

Author/academic John D'Emilio on new book, future endeavors 2020-10-01
- Queer Legacies: Stories from Chicago's LGBTQ Archives is a new book by Gerber/Hart Library and Archives President and University of Illinois at Chicago History and Women's and Gender Studies Professor Emeritus John ...

Gay News

Out Illinois State coach dives into new position 2020-09-16
- Logan Pearsall, an accomplished college diver who has since transitioned into master's level diving, was competing at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He was doing a challenging inward dive from a one-meter ...

Gay News

Joseph Baar Topinka preserves legacy of mother: Pro-gay Republican Judy 2020-09-02
- Riverside resident Joseph Baar Topinka is still impressed with the resolve and stamina with which his late mother, longtime GOP politician Judy Baar Topinka, was able to "slug it out" in the political arena. "She got ...

Gay News

'Making Sweet Tea': Out NU dean talks about new documentary 2020-08-18
- Performer and Northwestern University Dean E. Patrick Johnson discussed his new film and the importance of reclaiming storytelling agency in a virtual Q&A Lambda Legal hosted Aug. 9. Johnson, dean of Northwestern University's School of Communication, ...

Gay News

Asha Ransby-Sporn talks building on the anti-racism movement's legacy 2020-08-05
- With anti-racism protests happening around the United States, in what some media outlets are saying is the largest movement in this country's history, demands to abolish the police have increasingly been a part of the rallying ...

Gay News

Local lesbian couple celebrate 50 years together 2020-08-05
- When Alice Cozad and Linda Young met each other as freshmen at the University of Iowa they knew almost instantly that they would be together as a couple for the rest of their lives. "The electricity ...

Gay News

Teen LGBTQ+ activist aims to inspire with Be You Tiful Initiative 2020-07-31
- Allison Frank is a 16-year-old lesbian activist from Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School who found her passion for activism and began the Be You Tiful Initiative. It all started when Frank was feeling overwhelmed in a makeup ...


Copyright © 2024 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.

All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.






About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.