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.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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