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See Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark's Cyndi Lauper Cover

October 30, 2015

When Jennifer Nettles hit the road last year for the first leg of her That Girl Tour, she teamed up with opening act Brandy Clark to turn "His Hands" — a seldom-heard bonus track from Nettles' solo debut — into one of the shows' nightly...


Cyndi Lauper Plots Country Album

September 16, 2015

Cyndi Lauper has a bucket list item to check off, and she's coming to Nashville to do it. The Grammy-winning pop icon is planning on recording a country album, for release in 2016. ''I want to work with Tony Brown down in Nashville and do a country...


See Stephen Colbert's Epic, All-Star Farewell Sing-Along

December 19, 2014

When it was announced that Grimmy the Grim Reaper would be Stephen Colbert's final guest on The Colbert Report, fans speculated whether the future Late Show host was killing off his satirical character. Instead, Colbert's Colbert became immortal, and...


Toto Eclipse of the Heart: The Best of Eighties Soft Rock

June 12, 2014

The Reagan era may be known for its cash-crazed yuppies and coke-cramming yahoos, but to judge by the radio, it was also one of the most emo decades of all time. These tunes are best enjoyed with a wine cooler in hand and a Nagel painting on the wall...


Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' Musical Wins Six Tonys

June 10, 2013

Kinky Boots, the musical from pop star Cyndi Lauper, won six Tony Awards last night, including Best Musical, Best Leading Man and Best Original Score. Lauper, a newcomer to Broadway, wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway production, and Harvey...


Memphis Soul Gets White House Tribute

April 10, 2013

Barack and Michelle Obama paid tribute to Memphis soul yesterday in the latest iteration of "In Performance at the White House," celebrating the Tennessee city that brought blacks and whites together through music despite segregation and racism in the...


Cyndi Lauper: Steep Consequences for LGBT Youth in the Looming Fiscal Showdown

December 10, 2012

There's been a lot of talk lately about a "fiscal showdown," but frankly, I think the conversation could use some shaking up. Politicians repeat the same dry talking points about an abstract debt ceiling, "discretionary funds" and tax implications for...


Cyndi Lauper Talks 'Women Who Rock'

November 18, 2011

PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock will premiere tonight on PBS. The documentary celebrates the legacy of female musicians in rock, featuring interviews and live performances by trailblazers such as Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson and Mother Maybelle...


Arcade Fire Rock With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest

May 7, 2011

"We'd like to do one of our favorite songs from the Eighties," Arcade Fire's Win Butler announced yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – which was just when Cyndi Lauper walked onstage in a sleeveless black top and black leather...


Lady Gaga: New York Doll

June 11, 2009

For a young woman who's dressed like an alien empress, Lady Gaga is acting strangely human. She's curled up with her ex-model boyfriend, Speedy, on a tour-van seat, looking as cozy as anyone in a sparkly, curve-clutching cat suit with spiked, winglike...


Songwriters Hall of Fame: Grateful Dead Duo, Toby Keith

February 18, 2015

The Songwriters Hall of Fame have announced the diverse group of artists that will be enshrined as their Class of 2015: The Grateful Dead duo of Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, blues legend Willie Dixon, Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry, Toby Keith...


50 Cent, Laverne Cox Join Cyndi Lauper to Help LGBT Youth

October 22, 2014

Now in its fourth year, Cyndi Lauper's annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert has helped gain awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness as well as raise money for the singer's True Colors Fund. This year, the...


Hear Cyndi Lauper Outtake From 'She's So Unusual' Era

March 25, 2014

Cyndi Lauper's groundbreaking debut, She's So Unusual, turned 30 in October, a milestone for an album defined by its timelessness. And that's not just a "Time After Time" joke — flashes of its DNA of artists are in everyone from Santigold to Karen...


Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' Leads Tony Nominees With 13

April 30, 2013

Cyndi Lauper's musical Kinky Boots leads Tony Awards nominees with 13 nods, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The adaptation of the cross-dressing comedy film boasts an original score by Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, and...


Booker T. Jones, Justin Timberlake Top 'Memphis Soul' Bill at White House

April 9, 2013

Booker T. Jones, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes and Mavis Staples will perform tonight at the White House as part of a stacked celebration of Memphis soul. Jones will serve as musical director and band leader for the performance, which will also feature...


The Hives and Cyndi Lauper's Raucous 'A Christmas Duel'

December 23, 2011

Click to listen to The Hives & Cyndi Lauper's 'A Christmas Duel' Swedish garage rockers the Hives recently teamed up with pop icon Cyndi Lauper to celebrate the holidays with "A Christmas Duel," a blazing number that's much more fierce and raw than...


Cyndi Lauper Opens Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth

August 25, 2011

Cyndi Lauper is set to open a 30-bed housing facility for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth in Manhattan on September 1st. The True Colors Residence, named after her 1986 hit "True Colors," will be located on West 154th St. near...


Prince Performs Killer Show With Help From Monáe, Lauper

December 30, 2010

Prince performed the second of three concerts at Madison Square Garden as part of his Welcome 2 America mini-tour last night — with a little help from fellow '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper and the up-and-coming R&B star Janelle Monáe. Prince...