[OutVoice] Jersey City, NJ: "An Iconic Piece for the Theatre"

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Wed Aug 16 17:22:39 EDT 2006


EXIT WEEKLY

AN ICONIC PIECE FOR THE THEATRE
By LANI BUESS


Jade Esteban Estrada--all done up like Ellen DeGeneres returns to Jersey City 
to show some pride. Photo by PETER DIANTONI.

August 16, 2006

Read it online:
http://exitweekly.com/entry.php?id=376


Texas native Jade Esteban Estrada has been called by some the “master 
entertainer.” He’s performed in 33 countries and in seven different languages. His 
music has been heard on FX’s “The Shield.” He was named the Funniest Amateur 
Comic in New York in 1994. He was even connected to Madonna’s lead dancer 
during her Blonde Ambition Tour.

Now he’s the star of his one-man show titled “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay 
History of the World, Vol. 1,” portraying gay and lesbian characters throughout 
time. Watch out Ellen DeGeneres! 

“I’m a history buff, because of my job I’m in constant contact with human 
rights activists all over the world,” said Estrada. “So I’m going to hear a lot 
about Matthew Shepard [who was murdered in Laramie, Wyo. in an anti-gay 
crime]. I’m going to hear a lot about same-sex marriage. So I can’t help but think 
about the historical perspective.” 

Estrada’s show presents depictions of Michelangelo and Oscar Wilde to 
Gertrude Stein and DeGeneres through song, dance and perfect comedic timing. 

“My shows have brought me closer to American history and American culture,” 
he added. 

Estrada isn’t a stranger to Jersey City Pride. He hosted the event in 2003 
and 2004 and performed his ICONS 2 show in 2005. 

“There are a couple of cities I keep coming back to,” said Estrada, “Jersey 
City is one of the top ones.” 



ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1
starring JADE ESTEBAN ESTRADA
Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
7:30 p.m. Wine Reception
8:00 p.m. Showtime
Admission: $20




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