Saturday, November 26, 2022

Light Up the Sky Like a Flame

 The great Irene Cara died yesterday; most sources say at the age of 63, but she was always a little slippery about the exact year she was born. A true diva can afford to take some poetic licenses with something like that, I suppose. She is most famous for "Flashdance" and for "Fame".  She also did a lot of acting. As a performer she was absolutely magnetic; the following is a real example of how she, alone on the stage, could be more interesting than most performers would be with a whole set of backup dancers -- she could always look like she was having fun and bringing you into the party:

[Irene Cara, "Fame".]