Celebrated performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones developed the idea for his stage alter ego, Jomama Jones, while living in the Twin Cities more than a decade ago. She has a colorful back story as a diva who was hot in the '80s and is making a comeback. The character is made up, but the singing is real. Jones has received much acclaim across the country, including from the New York Times, which said it was "hard to resist this sequined earth-mother's soulful embrace." See Jomama in the very venue where it all began. (7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 3 p.m. next Sun. $20-$25. Ends June 24. Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Av. S., Mpls. 612-825-0459 or