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2008-08-07 03:00:21

By Dan DeLuca and Michael Klein, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 7--Robert Hazard, 59, whose regional hits such as "Escalator of Life" made him one of the most prominent Philadelphia rock acts of the 1980s and whose song "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" was turned into a massively popular feminist anthem by Cyndi Lauper, died Tuesday night. Mr. Hazard, a Philadelphia native who was raised in Springfield, Delaware County, died unexpectedly after surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in...

2008-07-04 00:00:17

By GREG HERNANDEZ Who'd have thought that a story line between two gay teenagers would ignite the ratings of the CBS soap "As the World Turns" and lead to a guest spot (airing today) by Cyndi Lauper? The relationship between Luke Snyder (Van Hansis) and Noah Mayer (Jake Silbermann) has brought new fans to the 52-year-old show and stirred much debate over how the groundbreaking story line is being played out. I chatted about it recently with Van and Jake, as well as Jon Hensley, who...

2008-06-25 18:02:46

By Jon Bream Star, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jun. 25--Cyndi Lauper wanted to talk about serious things like photorealism, beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the consequences of the presidential election. Wait a minute, Cyndi. What do girls -- and guys -- do if they just want to have fun? Lauper has two suggestions: Attend her True Colors Tour and buy her new dance-obsessed album, "Bring Ya to the Brink." Lauper, ringleader of the True Colors Tour -- a gay-friendly, pro humanrights...

2006-07-20 15:57:28

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - With her single unexpectedly doing well on the Billboard charts, Paris Hilton will release her self-titled album on August 22. Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" is currently No. 16 this week on the Billboard Pop 100 singles chart; its accompanying video is in rotation on MTV and VH1. Among the tracks on the Warner Bros. album is a cover of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," as well as "Fightin' Over Me," featuring rappers Jadakiss and Fat Joe....

2006-01-24 10:55:26

By Bill Werde NEW YORK (Billboard) - AOL Music has launched a site called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community," which it says features "the gay and lesbian artists we love." But M. Tye Comer, senior programming manager for AOL Music, says G-Sides isn't necessarily a "gay music" site. "This site will talk about all different facets: gay artists, music that has a strong LGB fan base, and even videos that you might not think have relevance to the gay and lesbian community -- but...

2006-01-24 10:55:00

By Bill Werde NEW YORK -- AOL Music has launched a site called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community," which it says features "the gay and lesbian artists we love." But M. Tye Comer, senior programming manager for AOL Music, says G-Sides isn't necessarily a "gay music" site. "This site will talk about all different facets: gay artists, music that has a strong LGB fan base, and even videos that you might not think have relevance to the gay and lesbian community -- but do." At its January 23...

2005-12-23 11:22:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Cyndi Lauper will make her Broadway debut next year in "The Threepenny Opera," playing the prostitute Jenny in the satirical musical about a highwayman and his sweetheart. The role of Jenny was originally slated to be played by "Sopranos" star Edie Falco, but she dropped out earlier this month and opened the way for Lauper -- best known for such 1980s hits as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time after Time." "The Threepenny Opera" was first seen on...

2005-11-17 13:30:46

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Three acts that debuted on the Billboard 200 in a 13-month period between November 1982 and December 1983 all have new albums entering the new chart. Kate Bush is the senior chart veteran of the trio. She made her U.S. album chart debut with her fourth LP, "The Dreaming," in November 1982. Her first three albums -- "The Kick Inside," "Lionheart" and "Never for Ever" -- had already charted in the United Kingdom. Her highest-charting set in the...


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