Cyndi Lauper posted a lengthy message on her blog at MySpace (@cyndilauper) on Friday (August 29) following the Democratic National Convention, throwing her support behind Barack Obama. The veteran singer writes:
As I toured all over the country this summer with True Colors, I saw something in the eyes of the audience I have not seen in a very long time, it was HOPE. Each night as I talked about the power of voting, it was evident through their reactions that the crowd wanted to change how this country is run. That is the one good thing that President Bush has done in the past seven years, he has created a movement within the country to change how things are done in Washington DC. But, what mattered to me the most is that everyone cared enough about their own lives and the future to register and vote.
I believe we are at a crossroads and the next ten years will determine the future of this country. Like I said from the stage, this is not voting for the American Idol, it is much more important, this is voting for the American President. And now that I’m home again, and off stage, I wonder, will we become the country that respects the diversity that is our backbone or will we continue down this path of the few ruling the many? I wonder to myself are we gonna make that change in a big way and when I think about it I believe that the change can happen in the form of Senator Barack Obama.
Because, America is a quilt of many fabulous fabrics and we have a sorted history that has not always respected that. And because, for far too long groups of people have been singled out and discriminated against simply because of such things as the color of their skin, their religious beliefs or whom they love. And, that these very acts undermine the basic principles this country was founded on, the time has come to finally break down the barriers that keep America from fulfilling its destiny.
In particular, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is closer than ever to gaining full equality. We are teetering back and forth right now, and we need to act together to push us in the right direction. What we are asking for is only fair and right. We as a society, LGBT or straight, can show that civil rights are important and discrimination is wrong across the board through our vote. I believe by voting for Barack Obama we will do just that.
Cyndi Lauper is out with the music video to her new single ‘Into The Nightlife’, the second release from the New York City based veteran pop star’s tenth studio album ‘Bring Ya to the Brink’, out now on Epic Records. Watch it below.
Kate Miller-Heidke checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@katemillerheidke) on Monday (March 3) after opening for Cyndi Lauper in King’s Park, Perth on February 22nd, calling it “one of the most memorable nights of my life.” The Australian singer writes, “She gave a heart-stoppingly brilliant, energetic, moving performance. ‘True Colours’ made me cry – I think it’s the most perfect pop ballad ever written. Before her encore, she came over to where we were watching side of stage and said in her funny little accent, ‘Hey, did you guys play just before?’ ‘Yees’ we wobbled. ‘Well do you wanna come up and sing Girls with me?’ There was a silence. ‘Yes please, that would be great’ Nicole and I said (or something like that).”
Cyndi Lauper talked with ‘Today’ host Meredith Vieira on Monday (March 12) about her ‘True Colors’ concert tour, which will benefit the Human Rights Campaign. Then, the singer performed her classic hit ‘True Colors’.
Video of the interview and performance at Bing.com has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include ousted ‘American Idol’ semi-finalist Antonella Barba, who appears on ‘Extra’ on Monday; Cyndi Lauper, who performs on ‘Today’ on Monday and ‘The View’ on Friday; Aqualung, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday; Peter Bjorn and John, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; James Morrison, who performs on ‘Today’ on Friday; and The Feeling, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.
Cyndi Lauper performed live on Toyota Concert Series on Today in New York City on Friday (August 4) on the Plaza.
Video of the pop star’s performances of ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’, ‘Money Changes Everything’ and ‘She Bop’, as well as an interview, has since been removed at Bing.
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Pop acts on television this week include former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Raven-Symone, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday; Jewel, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; JoJo, who gets a 1st Look on ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; Jesse McCartney, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; Cyndi Lauper, who performs on ‘Today’ on Friday; and Natasha Bedingfield, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’.
Cyndi Lauper tells Neil Sean of Sky News she’s hoping to team up with Madonna on a project soon. “I’ve been given the chance in the past to write with her but, as yet, it’s never come off,” she said. “We’re both admirers of each other’s work and she wants to get together so this is going to be the year.”
Madonna Wins At ARION Awards
March 31, 2006 – Madonna was a winner at the Arion Awards – which are equivalent to the Grammy Awards for the Greek Music Industry – in Athens. Madonna was awarded with Best Selling International Single Of The Year for ‘Hung Up’ and Best Selling International Album Of The Year for ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’.
Well I think the best of the comebacks is of Cyndi Lauper since ‘Shine’, ‘Sisters of Avalon’, ‘At Last’ and ‘The Body Acoustic’. This woman sold 5 milion of copies without the traditional promotion of anyone .
The word queen about Madonna is just a myth made of a trick that only fans of Madonna and incautious people have made an inadequate adjective well for those persons who say the absurd commentary “Madonna is the queen ” I say that you don’t take in mind Cyndi Lauper, Maria Carey, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera and Britney (I don’t like Britney but Jessica, Maria and Christina a little). Well only persons with ignorance of those singers or with hate for those singers says “Madge is the queen” that’s false. Madonna is just worse than a fox (the fox is a very benign creature ) the work of Cyndi ( artist in her ” that’s me” look ,and the most important artist of 80s and now one of the most important )is a very respectable thing and Madonna is just a commercial stereotype that pretends to be the sexual symbol she was in 80s , Madonna should grow up , and she is an insane person by the popularity saying in everywhere her ” eccentric ” words ” hey I’m the queen of the Bible ! ” , she is an insane person and I have not opposition to the insane persons but because she is a so perverse and corrupt person I don’t give worth to her , It’s definitive Cyndi is many better . Madonna has to hide back her 20 dancers, 7 members of her chorus and her ton of stenography when she discovers with horror her grotesque voice live, it was to see her intention to do the publication of her disc the same week of Cyndi.
Pop acts on television this week include Paula Abdul, who joins her ‘American Idol’ judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday (Barry Manilow performs as well), while Paula goes solo with ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; John Mayer Trio, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Natasha Bedingfield, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Cyndi Lauper, who appears on ‘The View’ on Thursday. Additionally, ‘American Idol’ kicks off its fifth season on FOX Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM ET/PT.