Home Music Cyndi Lauper Plans All Star Benefit Concert

Cyndi Lauper, one of our all time faves, is planning an all -star benefit concert for her True Colors Fund. “Home for the Holidays” will be held at the Beacon Theater, and underwritten by Deutsche Bank.

Lauper has been extremely active for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender teens. Now she’s organizing a show to raise money for her foundation. She’s announced a very artist friendly roster including Norah Jones, Amy Lee, Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Carson Kressley, Chely Wright, Skylar Grey, Vanessa Carlton, Angelique Kidjo, Harvey Fierstein, Deluka, Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming and Clay Aiken.

Cyndi says: “When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened. For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people.”

Tickets go on sale through Live Nation and Ticket master on Friday. And good for Cyndi. Her heart is always in the right place.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. I so wish I could make a trip to NYC. What a great line up of stars. I hope it’s a sold out crowd so they can raise alot of money for a great cause.

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