Night Of A Thousand Stevies :: May 6, 2011

Photography by Winnie McCroy

The 21st Annual Night of a Thousand Stevies, the yearly celebration of Stevie Nicks, was held at The Highline Ballroom. Hosted by Jackie Factory stalwart Chi Chi Valenti, the theme for this year’s event was "The Wild Heart." Among the list of performers were drag legend Sherry Vine, Cathy Cervenka of the HoHos, Butoh group Vangeline Theater, puppeteer Basil Twist, Sherry Vine, Machine Dazzle with Darrell Thorne of the Pixie Harlots, Billy O, and Poison Eve and Darlinda Just Darlinda, who performed a spirited "Black Swan" vignette. A highlight of the evening was a video message from Stevie Nicks, promising to appear incognito for at a future NOTS.

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.