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June’s Almost Over

| June 28, 2010

June 30th, 2010

June’s almost over, but life isn’t. To the contrary, a benefit concert at Double Door looks to ensure that the lives of troubled young girls don’t follow a predictable path.

Sponsored by Wine From The Moon and boosting the Step Up Women’s Network, singer/songwriters Leslie Beukelman, Natalie Oliveri, Amy Saraiya, and Miranda Rae take the stage in a symbolic outreach to youths who lack for role models or mentors helping them develop into productive adults.

If that sounds too serious and you think all girls want is to have fun . . . yeah, you know where this is going: Cyndi Lauper‘s in town. Lauper’s been reborn in recent years not only as a pop-culture throwback on shows like “Celebrity Apprentice,” but her transference into dance music (especially as a gay icon) has proven especially fruitful. Her latest direction, however, has surprised more than a few people. Memphis Blues might not be all Memphis, but it’s certainly heavy on the blues. Lauper can’t help but be her distinctive self, however guest contributions from B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allan Touissaint, and Charlie Musselwhite lend enough credibility musically to keep the project grounded and entertaining. (@House Of Blues with David Rhodes.)

— Steve Forstneger

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