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Stella AKA Kim

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Stella at Congress during the Crabbies, Summer 2003.

IMAGE: CIA ROMANO 2003

She's ethereal and spiky and funny and sharp as tacks. Stella, AKA Kim Beth, is a riot grrl who fronted Android Ginny and Stella Rampage (and is hatching a new band). The prior life as a professional clown can't hurt. Kim's gigs in publishing led her to the Web in the late 1990s, giving her geek cred alongside fellow travelers Cia and Molly. While contemplating the personal road that brought her West, Kim says, "I feel as if I escaped." One thing we know about Kim: She's not waiting around for those who don't get it once she's explained it nicely. Bravo.

TYPE:

"Girl who looks like cute small animals."

QUOTE:

"Darwin would smile on such a beautiful mess."

MAIN GIG:

"Formerly of the Stellas, new project in the works- keep an eye on me *wink wink*."

OTHER CO-CONSPIRATORS:

"Anyone I can get to help stir up trouble."

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

"Born to a family of Cherokee Indians and Irish Pentecostal ministers in the Ozark Mountains, raised all over the Deep South. Tested the boundaries of the human mind in Florida while making a living as a professional clown. Went looking blindly for something out West, and Tucson reined me in. I love it here."

BORN IN:

"Fayetteville, Arkansas."

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

"Nine years."

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TUCSON:

"Eccentric."

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

"Don't change a thing -- keep it subversive."

CONNECTING POINTS:

"Solar Culture, Plush, Vaudeville Cabaret, ITL Coffee House,  Safehouse, Hydra, KXCI, and Friday happy hour at Cushing St. Bar."

CONTACT:

stella@tucsonunderground.com

 


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