Irma Thomas Happy birthday to the Soul Queen of New Orleans! By Robin Lloyd • Feb 18, 2011 Irma Thomas celebrates her 70th birthday today. She's been enthralling audiences for 50 years now, just as she delighted us with her Studio Session at KPLU last October. Robin Lloyd will be playing a selection from that session on today's Blue Plate Special starting at noon. Irma Thomas Live at KPLU By Nick Morrison & Justin Steyer • Oct 29, 2010 Listen Listening... / Grammy Award-winning "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas brought her rythym section to the performance studio on October 29, 2010 to perform live on KPLU's Blue Plate Special hosted by Nick Morrison. Water Cooler: Power Monday with the First Lady and a Soul Queen By Gary Davis • Oct 25, 2010 Power politics, power voice and plain 'ol power. Michelle Obama is in Bellevue this afternoon (at the Hyatt) to support Patty Murray's campaign.