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Janessa Jaye Champagne lip-syncs a song at 10 percent Society drag show recently in Grand Forks. Chris Stoner developed his Janessa character while studying gay culture and literature as part of his honor program at UND and says "Janessa is there to be seen and cause a scene." Grand Forks Herald by John Stennes.

DRAG: Another type of performance

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Stepping onto the stage, Janessa Jaye Champagne commands the room’s attention.

It’s not her large stature but rather her larger-than-life personality that at first stuns the audience and then sends them into uproarious laughter.


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Jasmine Maki
Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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