(EN) Still I Rise the new single from Jon Secada featuring Cyndi Lauper (released 11/05/12) is now available through Diversity Recordings in Germany, Switzerland and Austria as a MP3 donwnload.
The single was first performed last year at the Home For The Holidays benefit concert on the 4th December 2012. Still I Rise was recorded at Area 51 NYE Studios in Manhattan in January and is expected to available world-wide in the near future.
(DE) Die neue Single Still I Rise: Jon Secada, 3facher Grammy Gewinner , der in den 90er Jahren mit seinem internationalen Top Hit „Just Another Day Without You“ den Durchbruch schaffte feiert sein Comeback in Europa! Gemeinsam mit Grammy Gewinnerin Cyndi Lauper liefert er ein pulsierendes & kraftvolles Duett der Extraklasse – der Text stammt von der Bürgerrechtskämpferin und Poetin Dr. Maya Angelou, produziert wurde der Song von Starproduzent Rudy Perez.
Playlist: The Very Best Of Cyndi Lauper was originally released in the US, Korea, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2009 and in Taiwan and Canada in 2010. Now Sony Japan will be releasing Playlist: The Very Best Of Cyndi Lauper on the 8th August 2012. Catalogue number: SICP3617.
曲目リスト / Tracklisting:
(1) ガールズ・ジャスト・ワナ・ハヴ・ファン / Girls Just Want To Have Fun
(2) マネー・チェンジズ・エヴリシング / Money Changes Everything
(3) シスターズ・オブ・アヴァロン / Sisters Of Avalon with Ani DiFranco and Vivian Green
(4) チェンジ・オブ・ハート / Change Of Heart
(5) シー・バップ / She Bop
(6) 涙のオールナイト・ドライヴ / I Drove All Night
(7) オール・スルー・ザ・ナイト / All Through The Night
(8) タイム・アフター・タイム / Time After Time featuring Sarah McLachlan
(9) イントゥ・ザ・ナイト・ライフ / Into The Nightlife
(10) ホエン・ユー・ワー・マイン / When You Were Mine
(11) ホット・ゲッツ・ア・リトル・コールド / Hot Gets A Little Cold
(12) トゥルー・カラーズ / True Colors
(13) アバヴ・ザ・クラウズ / Above The Clouds featuring Jeff Beck
(14) マイ・ファースト・ナイト・ウィズアウト・ユー / My First Night Without You
To construct her new reality-TV series, alterna-pop queen and gay-rights activist Cyndi Lauper has been committing her hectic schedule to celluloid. It isn’t easy: One day, she’ll be in Washington, D.C., lobbying on behalf of her LGBT-oriented True Colors Fund; the next, she’ll be at the Kentucky Derby in a flying-saucer-size bonnet (“I actually wanted that hat to be bigger!” she says). Saturday, the former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant appears at San Francisco Symphony’s Black & White Ball in a lineup also featuring Paul Simon. In the words of her classic 1983 debut “She’s so Unusual.” Now she’ll have footage to prove it.
Is the reality-TV show you’re taping still a Mark Burnett production? What’s it called? Yes, it is. We’re still tossing different ideas around about what to call it. It’s like naming a CD — not easy. It will premiere on the WeTV network in the fall. So far it’s been a lot of fun. My family is involved, as is my business family, so it’s pretty much nonstop for me. You just lobbied in Washington, D.C., for True Colors, regarding LGBT homelessness. Did you make any inroads? We had some great meetings with members of Congress, like leader [Nancy] Pelosi and Sen. [John] Kerry. This visit was just the beginning of the True Colors Fund’s effort to get increased federal funding for runaway and homeless youth, as well as to get the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act passed.
You just appeared in three new things — the TV shows “Bob’s Burgers” and “Bones,” and the new animated film “Henry & Me.” How do you score all these roles? I love acting. I’m not great at it, but I’ve always put myself out there for the opportunity. “Bob’s Burgers” is really funny and my kid is a huge fan, so they even gave him a role. We got to do it together, which was awesome.
You’re on Jon Secada’s new “Still I Rise” single, plus you have a new live CD-DVD out. What’s next, musically? I’ve just finished writing the music for a Broadway show called “Kinky Boots” — Harvey Fierstein wrote the book. After three years, it’s exciting to see it coming to fruition. Once the show opens on Broadway, I’ll start thinking about my next CD.
What’s your take on President Barack Obama finally supporting gay marriage? I have never been prouder of him, and I was already a big fan. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” — he’s been the best president so far for the gay community. IF YOU GO
Black & White Ball
Presented by San Francisco Symphony
Where: Davies Symphony Hall and Civic Center, Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, S.F.
Weeping Elvis interviewed Rich Morel who co-wrote and co-produced some songs on Bring Ya To The Brink. Here is what he had to say about his collaboration with Cyndi Lauper for the Kinky Boots musical.
Weeping Elvis: It seems like you always have a lot of projects in motion. Anything else you are working on?
Rich Morel: One of the things I’m doing now is my work with Cyndi Lauper. I wrote a bunch of songs with her for a new musical called Kinky Boots. Cyndi is releasing one of the ones we wrote together this summer as a single. It’s called “The Sex Is in the Heel.” I think the musical opens in Chicago this November before it goes to New York. It’s a great song and I’m psyched about it.
WE: It sounds like you love working with her.
RM: When you work with someone like Cyndi there’s two things. One is her voice, when you work with someone that’s that caliber of a singer it’s a whole different world. She’s such a presence vocally it’s a joy to work with her. She’s also really funny. It’s win win.
WE: It must be great to work with someone who has such a powerful voice.
RM: It’s funny you’re listening to the monitors and she’s standing right there and it just comes out so right on. She has a lot of control over her voice. I work with a lot of rock musicians, like Brendan, and the stuff I do, which can be equally powerful, but it’s just a different thing. Cyndi’s voice is so iconic though. It’s great. I feel lucky to have hooked up with her in that capacity.
(EN) Cyndi Lauper was invited to perform at the (BELVEDERE)RED Party in Cannes at The JW Marriott last night, 18th May 2012. Her husband David Thornton was also there.
Cyndi Lauper performed at the legendary VIP ROOM nightclub to celebrate the first anniversary of Belvedere Vodka’s partnership with (RED), which launched with a BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition bottle to raise proceeds for the Global Fund – among the world’s leading financiers of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Cyndi Lauper says, “I fully support the collaboration between Belvedere Vodka and (RED) to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Africa in their fight to save lives. If I can encourage everyone to show their support and help achieve the first AIDS-free generation by 2015, then I’ve done more than I could ever have dreamed. The fight against HIV/AIDS starts with you: please buy (RED)!”
Cyndi Lauper performed hits such as Change Of Heart, She Bop, Into The Nightlife, True Colors, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Money Changes Everything.
(FR) L'artiste emblématique et titulaire d'un Grammy Cyndi Lauper s'est produite dans la légendaire discothèque VIP ROOM pour célébrer le premier anniversaire du partenariat de Belvedere Vodka avec (RED), ainsi que pour lancer une bouteille BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition visant à générer des bénéfices au profit du Fonds mondial - qui figure parmi les plus importants financeurs de programmes de lutte contre le VIH/sida en Afrique.
Les noms les plus renommés dans les domaines du cinéma, de la musique et du divertissement sont descendus sur la Côte d'Azur pour regarder la star de « Girls Just Wanna Have Fun » interpréter ses tubes les plus célèbres en l'honneur de (BELVEDERE)RED. L'évènement a dévoilé la nouvelle bouteille BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)RED(PRODUCT)RED Special Edition : un beau design rouge métallisé se focalisant sur la cause tout en mettant en valeur la Belvedere Vodka naturellement douce qu'elle contient.
Suivant les traces des icônes de la musique Debbie Harry, Grace Jones et Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper a diverti les joyeux participants avec une interprétation mémorable aux côtés de Belvedere Vodka, utilisant ce festival prestigieux comme un appel à l'action sur le plan mondial pour soutenir des programmes qui aident à éliminer le VIH/sida en Afrique.
Cyndi Lauper a déclaré : « Je soutiens totalement la collaboration de Belvedere Vodka et de (RED) en vue de sensibiliser l'opinion publique sur le VIH/sida en Afrique dans leur lutte pour sauver des vies. Si je peux encourager tout le monde à démontrer son soutien en faveur de la première génération sans sida d'ici à 2015, alors j'aurai fait bien plus que ce que j'aurais jamais pu espérer. La lutte contre le VIH/sida commence avec vous : achetez (RED), je vous en prie ! »
« Nous avons du mal à croire que nous fêtons déjà le premier anniversaire de notre partenariat avec Belvedere - la marque a eu un impact énorme en un très court laps de temps et a fait preuve d'un engagement plein d'inspiration pour nous aider à atteindre l'objectif d'une génération sans sida d'ici à 2015 », a ajouté Deborah Dugan, PDG de (RED).
« Quel meilleur moyen de fêter cet anniversaire qu'avec la fabuleuse Cyndi Lauper ! »
On the 9th May 2012, SAMHSA hosted the annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event spotlighting youth who have overcome trauma and their "Heroes of Hope." The event, held at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC, featured Honorary Chairperson Cyndi Lauper, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other dignitaries. The event was emceed by Emmy award-winning news anchor Leon Harris from ABC 7/WJLA-TV.
Click the play button below to watch performances from the event and highlights featuring some of the evening’s special guests.
(EN) It was announced here on the 22nd March that To Memphis, with Love released on DVD in Brazil in November / December last year would be released on CD. The CD version of To Memphis, with Love will be released in Brazil through LAB 344 on the 22nd May 2012.
You can now pre-order the CD, To Memphis, with Love from the following Brazilian stores:
(PT) Em 22 de março foi publicado aqui que o DVD de Cyndi Lauper To Memphis, With Love, lançado em novembro e dezembro no Brasil chegaria na versão CD. To Memphis With Love, já está em pré-venda no site da Siciliano.com. A data de lançamento oficial ficou marcada para o dia 22 de maio. Para pré-encomendar acesse agora www.siciliano.com.br, www.saraiva.com.br e www.livrariacultura.com.br e compre já o seu!
Pré release:To Memphis, With Love foi gravado no início de 2011 no The Warehouse, em Memphis, e vem carregado na emoção, como todo bom blues. O trabalho apresenta performances ao vivo das canções do mais recente disco de estúdio da cantora, que figurou em 1º lugar no ‘Top Chart Blues Albums’ da revista Billboard durante quatorze semanas seguidas e foi indicado ao Grammy 2010. Contando com participações especiais que incluem Allen Toussaint, Tracy Nelson e Jonny Lang, To Memphis, With Love é uma carta de amor de Cyndi Lauper ao Blues e a cidade que a encantou. To Memphis, With Love também traz belas releituras ao vivo dos clássicos Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, She Bop e Change of Heart.
Cyndi Lauper's Cyndi Lauper: A Memior will be released in just over 4 half months and to concide with the release of her autobiography Cyndi Lauper will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in NYC on the 18th September (09/18/12) & at 92ND ST. Y on the 19th September 2012 to sign copies of Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.
18th September 2012 (09/18/12)
BARNES & NOBLE (TRIBECA)
97 Warren Street
19th September 2012 (09/19/12)
92ND ST. Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY
Cyndi Lauper is in Washington, D.C. USA on the 9th May 2012 to draw awareness to the plight of gay and transgendered homeless youth. WE tv were there to filming the events which took place whilst Cyndi was there. The US President gave his support for Same-Sex Marriage and this was Cyndi Lauper's reaction:
I look forward to him evolving,” said Lauper, who supports gay marriage. “I think he’s doing great, and I think he was given such a mess that even at the time of the election, nobody had any idea how deep that mess really was. So I am all for him and I am all for him evolving. And I love him. He’s inspiring to me. Very inspiring.”
Cyndi Lauper was on The Ed Show last night talking about the Same-Sex Marriage. Watch below!
Cyndi Lauper also accepted an award from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Heroes Of Hope event in Washington for her work on ending homelessness through her True Colors Fund, which advocates equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"Young people unfortunately experience trauma every day, but they are resilient and can recover if we provide them the support that they need," said Lauper. "In particular, homeless gay and transgender youth face unique challenges, like family rejection, and they inspire me with their honesty and bravery to do all that I can to help them overcome those adversities and succeed in life."
Cyndi Lauper closed the event by performing True Colors with the Youth Performers.
Cyndi Lauper will spend Thursday 10th May 2012 meeting with lawmakers to push for funding to help homeless youth.
STATEMENT BY CYNDI IN RESPONSE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
In response to President Obama’s public support for marriage equality today, Cyndi has issued the following statement:
Obama continues to be a true leader for equality and I have never been prouder to call him my president than I am today. The president’s support of marriage equality gives hope and encouragement to the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who feel ostracized and alone. The words of the president have reinforced that they are worthy of dignity, respect, and love – just like everyone else. As a supporter of the president and a longtime advocate for young gay and lesbian Americans, I am thrilled about today’s news and I’m looking forward to my visit to Capitol Hill, where I will tomorrow appeal to members of Congress to fund programs supporting our homeless LGBT youth.
YME Entertainment have announced the first single from Jon Secada's soon to be released album I'm Never Too Far Away will be his duet with Cyndi Lauper Still I Rise..
We first learnt about the collaboration in January this year when both Jon and Cyndi went into the recording studio at Area 51 NYE Studios in Manhattan. Still I Rise was first performed at Cyndi Lauper's Home For The Holidays benefit concert on the 4th December 2011.
The release date is to be confirmed and it is not known at this stage if Still I Rise will be available worldwide.
(EN) CNN English Express is a monthly magazine designed to help Japanese people learn English in various ways.
Cyndi Lauper is featured in the June 2012 edition of CNN English Express. The Cyndi Lauper feature is all about her press conference talking about the Japanese disaster which occured in March 2011. A CD with the live recording of the Cyndi Lauper press conference also comes with the magazine.
Cyndi Lauper has been in Louisville, Kentucky filming scenes for her upcoming reality programme for WE tv. Below are some photos from her time there.
Red Carpet/Celebrity Signing Moment: Cyndi Lauper signs a limited edition 6 Liter Moet & Chandon Imperial bottle for the brands philanthropic initiative "Sign for the Roses", on the red carpet at the 138th Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cyndi Lauper shops for a hat at Peacock Botique during Cyndi Lauper Scenes For Upcoming TV Series on WE tv on the 4th May 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cyndi Lauper and her son Declyn walk the red carpet at the Derby Eve Barnstable Brown Party, Friday 4th May 2012, in Louisville, Ky., which raises money for diabetes and Longines was an official sponsor. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 138th annual Kentucky Derby.
Taylor Dane and Cyndi Lauper did a duet together singing Tell It To My Heart.
Taylor Dayne and Cyndi Lauper did a duet together singing Tell It To My Heart.
The photo above is what Cyndi Lauper's character looks like.
The release date of Henry & Me is the 15th June 2012 (06/15/12) in US cinemas (movie theatres). The movie is produced by Barrett Esposito. Starring: Richard Gere, Luis Guzmán, Chazz Palminteri and Cyndi Lauper.
An animated film starring Cyndi Lauper who plays a nurse. A young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who give him lessons about baseball and life.
The New Musical Express, popularly known by the initialism NME, is a music publication in the United Kingdom, published weekly since March 1952. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s, changing from newsprint in 1998.
In March 2012 NME celebrated its 60th birthday. To coincide with the celebrations NME launched its 100 Best Tracks From The 1960's through to the present decade 2010.
They have recently published their 100 Best Tracks From The 1980's and Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time comes in at number 79.
Here is what they had to say about Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time:
Touching upon the breakdown of the relationship with her boyfriend/manager, Time After Time was a change in tack for Lauper, whose musical persona had previously been unstoppably light and frothy. Time After Time was demoed quickly in time for inclusion on her debut She’s So Unusual, and ended up being a key song for both Lauper’s career and the decade itself.
To view the other songs which NME have added to their 100 Best Tracks From The 1980'svisit here.
Cyndi Lauper was Grand Marshal of the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade at the Kentucky Derby Festival 2012 on the 3rd May 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Before the parade began Cyndi Lauper gave a mini performance to crowds attending. She sang True Colors accompanied by Steve Gaboury on piano plus She Bop and Girls Just Want To Have Fun.
Cyndi lauper was joined at the parade by her family, David Thornton and Declyn Lauper Thornton. WETV were there filming the days activities for Cyndi Lauper's upcoming reality programme Cyndi which is set to premiere in the US in the summer.
Beverly McClellan, who represented Christina Aguilera last season, took to The Voice stage with Cyndi Lauper for a performance of Cyndi Lauper's Money Changes Everything, which was a hit back in the 1980s. The bald and well tatted Bev and Lauper gave us a high octane rocked out performance.