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The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.
Who's Your Diva? Jocelyn Miles 083017 AE 1 For the Capital City Weekly The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.

Jocelyn Miles. Courtesy image.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Story last updated at 8/29/2017 - 4:13 pm

Who's Your Diva? Jocelyn Miles

The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the third week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.

The event will take place at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books and www.juneauopera.org on Aug. 21. Costs $315 for reserved table for 10, or $35 per ticket (reserved seating). For more info visit www.juneauopera.org.

1. What’s your most memorable performance?

My first diva show, I felt free and I loved the feeling of being on stage.

2. How about your most embarrassing moment while performing?  

The first Diva show I performed in, I had a wardrobe malfunction and my bra was showing during my performance!

3. Name three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career.

 Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Celine Dion.

4. Are there any local performers who inspire you?

Sammy Burrous and Luke Weld - these two gentlemen are such raw and amazing talent. Sam is very soulful and warms my heart. Luke is amazing and can play anything.

5. Where’s your favorite place to sing (besides the stage)?

In the woods, I love being outdoors.

6. If you could burst out in song anywhere you wanted, where would it be?

 My dream performance would be to sing a sold out performance in New York.

7. What’s on your playlist, what’s your jam?

I’m a pretty eclectic person...My playlist includes Aretha, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Bob Marley, Jill Scott, and James Arthur Russell Dickerson.

8. What are three things you love most about living in Juneau? The people, nature, and my friends.

9. You have three sunny days in Juneau... how do you spend your time?

Hiking

10. What’s the number 1 item on your bucket list?

Visit as many European countries as possible.

To vote for Jocelyn, text DivaJocelyn to the number 71777 or visit her page: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/DivaJocelyn.