Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cyndi Lauper shows she’s still so unusual, still so electrifying

By Jon Fassnacht Girls just wanna have funk. And blues. And dulcimers. At least that’s what Cyndi Lauper really wants. The former pop princess showed she’s much deeper than her hits during a well-attended show Saturday night in the Sovereign … Continue reading

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‘Fun’ with Cyndi

Those who might have sat out gay icon Cyndi Lauper’s latest tour thinking either they’re just not that into the blues (her latest album is devoted exclusively to the genre) or they could just catch it on DVD (a live … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John

WHAT: The tour is called “From Memphis to Mardi Gras” and, OK, it’s easy to spot the New Orleans connection: Dr. John is a Big Easy icon, with a formidable reputation for intricate piano-pounding that has only been enhanced by the recent … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lauper, Anna Deveare Smith, Rainn Wilson et al. to Host PBS Arts Fall Festival

By: Dan Bacalzo PBS has announced the celebrity hosts for its previously reported inaugural PBS Arts Fall Festival, to air on consecutive Fridays beginning October 14. On each of these evenings, the network will offer a full-length performance as well as … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lauper revels in the blues

By Melissa Ruggieri No matter the decade, Cyndi Lauper always manages to reinvent herself. From her ’80s days as a fuchsia-headed pop belter to the ’90s and ’00s period of bopping from lite-alt-rock to club thumpers to torch songs to her … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lauper finds the blues in Memphis

By Jim Abbott It has been almost three decades since Cyndi Lauper sashayed her way to status as a 1980s icon with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” but the singer still knows how to have a good time. Her latest fun diversion … Continue reading

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Stars turn out for Human Rights Campaign

A very tamely dressed Sarah Jessica Parker was the surprise guest at the Human Rights Campaign’s 15th annual national dinner Saturday night. The last celeb to walk the white carpet at the Convention Center, she was escorted by New York … Continue reading

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