k d lang

For Christmas Kris gave me tickets to the kd lang concert.

What a fantastic concert.  It was at the Waikiki Shell on Monday night.  A beautiful cool night…clear skies.

It’s the first time I remember a singer sounding better in person than on a CD.  She walked on stage looking very much like a man-woman.  Her dress was layered, the to layer had tails like a tux in back and it wrapped around in front like kimono.

Before she begins singing, she closes her eyes with head bent.  She seems to become the song.  Her powerful voice is controlled by her hand as she moves the mic closer and further from her mouth.

when she spoke, she was intelligent, thoughtful, and funny.  Then she’d return to the "musical portion of the show."

She did many of the songs from her latest album, "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" always giving credit to the composers.  She projected the strong feelings she had for the songs she sang.

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