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posted Friday, June 27 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 26
Cher and Cyndi Lauper add extra sparkle to Pride festivities
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Cher and Cyndi Lauper add extra sparkle to Pride festivities

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Here's to a Cher-rific weekend! That's because you-know-who is in town, the one and only 'Half-Breed' herself. I'm not sure if she rode into Seattle on a horse, but she's here and she'll perform to a full house Saturday night at Key Arena.

The pop goddess's 'Dressed to Kill' tour stop in the Emerald City, with opener Cyndi Lauper, was timed perfectly (thank you sweet baby Jesus!) to coincide with Pride, allowing for Cher to perform here on the mother of all weekends. It's her first appearance in the Puget Sound since January 2005 when the famed entertainer's 'Living Proof: The Farewell Tour' (aka 'The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour') was staged at the Everett Events Center. Prior to that, she played Key Arena twice in 2002, in July and December.

As with her previous show, this performance will feature the legend's biggest hits from her time tested music vault, including 'Believe,' 'Just Like Jesse James,' 'Dark Lady,' 'Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,' 'I Found Someone,' 'I Got You Babe,' 'If I Could Turn Back Time' and her newest addition to the collection, 'Woman's World.' Of course, there's a trunk load of glitzy costumes with matching shoes and headdresses, elaborate stage props, elevated platforms, backup dancers, and sensational lighting. If you've ever seen Cher in person, you know that her live concerts are a spectacle in every sense of the word.

At 67 years old, the Grammy and Academy Award winner remains one of the most beloved LGBT icons on planet Earth. Her career and public persona have been followed, impersonated and idolized by Gay men from Australia to Mexico to South Africa, and just about everywhere in between. We love her because, well, she's Cher. She's all of our dreams come true: singer, actress, wearer of Bob Mackie gowns, owner of colorful wigs and thigh-high boots, friends with Meryl Streep, and a hot cougar. Plus, she's more than earned the mom-of-a-lifetime award for standing firmly behind her son Chaz's gender transitioning.

The 'Dressed to Kill' tour kicked off March 22 in Phoenix and has already delighted sold out audiences in various cities, including St. Louis, Atlanta, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Calgary. Dates currently run through November 3 with a final performance in Wichita.

Lauper has routinely supported Cher on her road outings and delivers her own amazing (shorter) set. The longtime LGBT ally won another Grammy earlier this year for composing the Kinky Boots soundtrack, which also won her a Tony Award in 2013. I don't expect, though, for the New York native to belt out any tunes from the musical; instead she'll likely stick to her signature hits, such as 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' 'Time After Time,' 'She Bop,' 'All Through the Night' and 'True Colors,' which I'm sure will be a huge sing-along and take on extra significance on the eve of the Gay Pride Parade.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with Lauper scheduled to go on stage at 8 p.m., followed by Cher at 9 p.m. These times are approximate, but Cher doesn't have a reputation for going on late. Cher did suffer a slight foot injury recently, although it doesn't seem to have affected any dates on the tour. For any last-minute information, 'like' our SGN page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@SGNMusic1).

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