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March 21, 2013

PATTI LUPONE -- HAS SPUNK AND SASS!




PATTI LAPONE  - Courtesy Photo 



PATTI LUPONE AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

IMPRESSIVE - THAT'S WHAT THE AUDIENCE WANTED AND THAT'S WHAT THEY GOT. Her singing is total entertainment from start to finish.  Patti is on the stage comfortable as she can be. Lapone  throws her love to the audience - and everyone just beams with excitement. 

The evening was spectacular fun. When I first entered he Cadillac building on Van Ness Street, the Line of fans were clear out the door onto the sidewalk. This is what I think -- I think that the audience believes that LuPone can do it all. Well, they are right.. See gives us everything...personality, and a miracle voice... in a fantastic showroom (The Rrazz Room). 

There is no kidding around here. Except - when LuPone does take us on a few marvelous jokes along the way. But, mostly what we get is one of the most exciting moments in the world. She can do anything with her voice. Just to take a line from an old song -- I was humming this in my mind. "She Can Do Anything - YES, she can."

LuPone gave us many songs to treasure during the evening. There are many to love. Her are a few that bring back memories. Lupone sez that she does like to bring out tinges of Edith Piaf and Lotte Lenya - with the help of pianist Christopher Fenwick. Yes, I missed hearing those heavy duty songs from "Sunset Boulevard and Evita. But, no matter what she sings and where it is from -- her remarkable charm is exceptional. In the fullest sense of the music -- she arrives as the "Complete Star." 

LuPone's set at the Rrazz, went on quite long. But believe me, it was worth it. You'll be stunned with her undeniably powerful voice. She is as fascinating as a singer can get. Even more so. You've never heard or seen anything like it. She came back out on the stage to thunderous applause. Only a fool would want to come back on the stage -- but LuPone gave us more joy. The show ran over thirty minutes. Shall  we Dance? 

RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) -trademarked- 

(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he has produced and hosted a long-running Arts Segment on PBS KQED))) 






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