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Title Houston Voice, No. 1225, April 23, 2004
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date April 23, 2004
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript Wacko Jacko? Liberace's ex claims Michael Jackson made the first move Page 26 GAY HOUSTON NIGHTLIFE, ARTS & CULTURE www.houstonvoice.com APRIL 23, 2004 Atl No longer just a girl wanting to have fun Cyndi Lauper talks about her new CD, ^^ 'Divas Live' and her support for gay marriage By TYLER STEELE QNYONE WHO'S SEEN HER on tour with Cher, with Meatloaf, at any number of gay pride events across the country, or in performance on one of her solo tours knows what to expect from Cyndi Lauper live. She's on the road again in support of her new album "At Last", a collection of classic American songs like "Walk on By", "Stay", "At Last" and "Unchained Melody". The Houston Voice caught up with her the day after the live telecast of VHl's Diva's Live as she takes a break before heading to Texas for a string of concerts here. Houston Voice: Congrats on the success of your new album, "At Last", and on Divas Live. Cyndi Lauper: The show was a lot of fun and. it was great to see Patti (LaBelle) and Sheila E (who plays on "At Last"). The staging was tough for me with "Lady Marmalade" because 1 always walk into everybody. Not on purpose, but Invariably people are going one way and I'm going in the other direction, so it's like an "AbFab" episode. I was really fortunate enough to have the director of the show know me from years ago, which helped. You can't always create a good musical moment on a live telecast, but I think we did a good job. HOVO: The audience agreed. They were giving you and Patti LaBelle a standing ovation for "Time After Time" before you even finished the song. Did you ever expect that kind of reaction? LAUPER: I wasn't aware of it at the time because I was really in the moment, playing my instrument, singing and listening to everything come together. Also, to be honest, I'm nearsighted and can't always see what's going on. Everything looks like an Edward Hopper painting from far away HOVO: You've been working non-stop the past few years performing at gay pride events, touring with Cher, making "At Last" and now you're on the road again. How do you juggle work and family? LAUPER: Sometimes I'm just in the doghouse with my little family, so I'm really trying now to spend quali- Pop diva Cyndi Lauper leaves the New York skyline behind for a Sunday appearance at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston ty time with them. Every morning we have our family time at breakfast. My son has a hockey game tonight, and I'll be there watching and freezing. It's a difficult balance, especially on tour, but I love to sing and I love creating music and I think it would kill me not to. I'm looking to Broadway now because (I live in New York and) I could be in a show and still have time to be with my son and to write music when he's in school. HOVO: You've got the live DVD of this tour coming out in May? LAUPER: The live DVD took a lot of effort, but I'm really pleased with it. Considering that our industry is on its knees, the fact that I got to do a live DVD is great. Plus, I've been threatening to do one forever so we called it "Cyndi Lauper Live—At Last", even though it covers material throughout my career. HOVO: One of the many reasons you are so endeared in the gay community is your constant declaration that people accept who they are and relish their uniqueness. Well, that and taking your husband on double dates with gay couples! LAUPER: Well. Patti (LaBelle) is the Godmother of my son. but she shares that with a few of my gay and lesbian friends. My son has a lot of gay people in his life, and I'm so happy that he's able to experience these people and not see them as different. HOVO: What's your feeling on gay marriage? LAUPER: 1 don't get why people are up in arms over it. Who the heck is it hurting? Do we really need this to distract us from what's going on in the world? I know a lot of gay parents who are better parents and more caring about their families than some heterosexual families. HOVO: Unlike most artists, you actually record new vocals for many of your dance remixes. Why? LAUPER: Because sometimes when the music changes I feel the vocal needs to reflect the new sound and environment. It's the same with my live perform- Please see LAUPER on Page 20 FRESHER THAN FRESH: Could the seafood at Mantra have been caught today? Page 18 OUT ON THE COURSE: Pro golfer Rosie Jones is out and sporting the logo of Olivia, a gay travel company. Page 19
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