JUNE 1

“Tonight, I’m livin’ in a fantasy-, my own little nasty world./Tonight, don’t you wanna come with me? Do you think I’m a nasty girl?” So go the lyrics to the bad-girl’s anthem, “Nasty Girl,” by the now defunct Vanity 6, a group of sexpots conceived by none other than his purple majesty, the Artist. “The Artist Formerly Known as Vanity,” is now Denise Smith, and her past includes being the queen of nastiness and blatant -sexuality, and the symbol man’s lover and protegee during the early ’80s. But too much partying, too much promiscuity, and way too much cocaine brought the diva to her knees and close to death. Rumor has it Smith’s hearty drug abuse knocked her out of Prince’s life and out of the role as his leading lady in Purple Rain. Now the sinner has been saved and is preaching against just such wicked ways in her newfound role as -evangelist, proving that nothing is stranger than real life. Nasty girls, take a seat and lend your ears as the poster girl for reformation speaks some truth at 7 p.m. at the Church of God in Christ, 6200 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. FREE. (301) 227-2020. (Deborah Rouse)