Mar 20-Beverly McClellan & others on Fresh Fruit for Women's History Month


Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit, March 20, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm for a Women's History Month special with guests Beverly McClellan, Cassandra Snow, Susan Raffo, Frangena Johnson


Beverly McClellan, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist

Beverly is a singer of stunning power and range, drawing comparisons to Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge, to name just a few. She is an openly lesbian soulful rock singer, plays over 10 instruments and has released five independent albums. Originally from Virginia, she’s worked the clubs and bars around Fort Lauderdale, Florida for nearly 20 years. Beverly made her national television debut on NBC-TV’s The Voice where she worked with Christina Aguilera and has since toured with BB King, performed with Steve Vai, Cyndi Lauper Jonny Lang, Robert Cray and Keb Mo, the GLAAD Media Awards, Pride festivals and numerous clubs.  Beverly McClellan will be performing at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis on March 21 at 8pm.

Cassandra Snow, Co-Artistic Director, Gadfly Theatre

Precious Little by Madeleine George, Directed by: Immanuel Elliott. Brodie, a gifted linguist, confident lesbian, and first time mom to be learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language…and a gorilla at the zoo. March 21-30, 2014, People's Center Theater, Minneapolis

Susan Raffo, Executive Director, Pfund Foundation

QReach - Established as Philanthrofund Foundation in 1987 by four friends, PFund is now a vibrant LGBT community foundation, providing scholarships and grants, inspiring, giving and developing leaders for long-lasting social change. The QReach project is designed to survey the needs and leadership of LGBT communities in our region. The project will engage 48 leaders representing 16 organizations and multiple funding partners to share knowledge, build new connections and explore future opportunities to create greater regional impact.

Frangena Johnson, speaker, singer, pastor

Frangena A. Johnson specializes in healing women and children through her workshops and motivational speaking. She motivates and empowers people: helping them to go within to heal from the inside out.  She is the founder and CEO of Mustard Seed-The Living Room, a personal development firm, an assistant pastor at Christ Temple Church in Brooklyn Park, MN and a member of the Stellar Award-nominated gospel group James Grear and NuFriends, based in Minneapolis.