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Cyndi Lauper proves herself time after time in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/1/14 | David Brinn

Posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Cyndi Lauper let her true colors shine through on Saturday night at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Foul-mouthed, big-hearted and still quirky as hell after all these years, the bright-red haired, combat boot-wearing 60-year-old entertainer revisited her landmark debut album She's So Unusual, performing it in its entirety upon its 30th anniversary.

Whether spinning like a dervish, climbing onto speaker stacks, roaming out into the audience, or getting down on her knees to sing, Lauper has lost none of her spunky spirit, nor her powerful lung capacity. Her crack band, anchored by bassist William Wittman who performed and acted as engineer and producer on She's So Unusual back in 1983, accurately recaptured the new wave era, replete with echoing rim shots from the drums, cheesy synth riffs from the keyboards and upbeat dance tempos.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: cindilauper; concert; israel; telaviv
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Yet another entertainer with some courage and sense.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Why the need to be Foul Mouth? Is that what attracts people to her show?


2 posted on 01/05/2014 8:19:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Eleutheria5

Even though a lot of 80s artists professed to hate Reagan, their music by and large, reflected the energy and optimism that marked his two terms.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 8:20:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dunno. I remember her music videos, nothing foul or even suggestive in them. They were funny.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 8:21:06 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A foul mouth in older people is often a sign of dementia.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 8:23:37 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Eleutheria5

Cute, quirky, odd-ball.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 8:24:26 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Eleutheria5
It is worth noting that Lauper received requests from some activists to boycott Israel. Those requests were, obviously, ignored.
7 posted on 01/05/2014 8:27:38 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Its so funny that so many acts from the 80’s:

Duran Duran, Human League, Heaven 17, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, Men Without Hats, A Flock Of Seagulls

Abandoned the basic style of music that made them great to “experiment”, “ be true to themselves”, bring in the black female background singers, turn to Jazz and RB and who knows what additions. Just shut up and play the style that made you all hits in the beginning and maybe you (most) wouldn’t be remembered as “one hit wonders”.

It gives special satisfaction to see many all these old bands go out and tour and they leave out all their newer crap and play what made us like them in the beginning. Maybe if they would have done that from the start they would have found more success.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 8:29:50 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Eleutheria5

Never really got into her, but compared to stagesluts of today Cindy’s a class act.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:18 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Eleutheria5

She is 60?
Wow. I thought she was much younger than that.

Always kind of liked her, and her music, for some strange reason.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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Did you ever watch The Goonies? her song The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough sticks with you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs


11 posted on 01/05/2014 8:43:23 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Just shut up and play the style that made you all hits in the beginning

Ain't that the truth. It's more than a bit annoying to go to a concert and not know two-thirds of the songs.

12 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:20 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Eleutheria5

How nice for Ms. Lauper and the audience! I’m surprised that she’s 60. I’d have guessed 50.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:25 AM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Old Obama Women Just Wanna Have Fun!


14 posted on 01/05/2014 8:48:21 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Leaning Right

There are some good ones out there. Megadeth’s frontman Dave Mustaine refuses to tour with openly satanic or anti Christian bands. A few years back an Israeli promoter threw “Cannibal Christ” off the tour because Mustaine said he wouldn’t tour with them.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 8:48:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m a big Cyndi Lauper fan. Very early in her career I predicted that she was a certain future star. Bigger than Madonna I was asked by my children. Of course, I answered, she is much the better singer.

To this day I am routinely reminded of this error in judgement by these same children - all grown up now.

But, I still like Cyndii way better than Madonna.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 8:49:16 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Eleutheria5

Her band does crack? Who knew?


17 posted on 01/05/2014 8:51:31 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: InterceptPoint

I like her too. She made one movie during her heyday with Jeff Goldblum, she was quirky, delightful and quite fetching :)


18 posted on 01/05/2014 8:55:20 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Eleutheria5

Good for her!


19 posted on 01/05/2014 8:56:59 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Time After Time still brings tears to my eyes.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 8:57:01 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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