A TRIBUTE TO TINA TURNER
Cookie Watkins brings more than a celebrity impersonation to her performance. Music has been Cookie’s mainstay since Duke Ellington brought her onstage to warble out a few tunes at the ripe age of fourteen. The Duke gave Cookie a coming-out party at the Rainbow Room when she turned eighteen. She even warranted a special mention in his book “Music Is My Mistress.” Always thought of as the little girl with the big woman’s voice, Cookie studied opera and classical music. Known to Underground music fans as “Iron Throat”, Cookie admits to being highly influenced by R&B legends like Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Bobby Womack and the legend she so enthusiastically tributes, Tina Turner.” and Marie Wilson.
90 Min Stage Show