"Some representers turn racial imitation on its head, creating moments in which racial and gender categories flow freely and more negotiabley than they may in everyday life. These performers, and their performances, indulge, explore, and expand the forces and traditions that have played in the fields of American music for hundreds of years."
"I am dedicated to this...I will be different."
"The Michael Jacksons represent something unique that once seemed audacious - a cross-cultural performance that adapts physical aspects of another race into the performer's craft, costume, make-up and gestures. The performers walk a line, aware of the sad, fraught history of race and stereotype and mockery, but somehow unselfconscious about their own motives and presentation."
"When I see [myself in a picture] I smile because it reminds of what I love to do and whom I love which is Michael. I always think to myself, "Well, this or that could be better and then again I think I am doing alright." And smile. I have came a long way but I always see room for improvement."
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