Club Kabana, a nightclub, opened at 7500 Euclid Avenue (formerly home to the famed R&B venue Leo’s Casino) in 1972. Club Kabana frequently featured live acts and entertainment, often giving top billing to local and national female impersonators and drag performers. Between 1972 and 1973, Club Kabana hosted the Powder Puff Revue, a nationally renowned “female impersonator troupe.” Later that year, Club Kabana hosted the Miss Drag Cleveland competition.

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  • “Can Boys Be As Pretty As Girls? Impersonators At Kabana Soon.” Call and Post. September 30, 1972.
  • Fuster, John. “Bringing Hair Musical Star: Club Kabana Opening Next Week with Ronnie Dyson Spotlighted.” Call and Post. February 5, 1972.
  • “Impersonators, Pretty As Girls? At Club Kabana Now Thru Sunday.” Call and Post. October 7, 1972.
  • “Powder Puff Revue Appears at Kabana Thursday Thur (sic.) Sunday.” Call and Post. February 3, 1973.
  • “Powder Puff Revue Comes Into Club Kabana February 1st.” Call and Post. January 27, 1973.
7500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

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