Music icon Cyndi Lauper is back in the spotlight and performing at Pechanga Resort and Casino Friday, June 21.
Lauper's hits include "True Colors," "Time After Time," "I Drove All Night" and of course the girls night classic "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
When she burst on the scene in the '80s, Lauper was known for her colorful hair and over the top costumes. However, underneath all the stage craft was a performer with unmatched vocals and lyrics that resonated with anyone who had ever felt like an outsider.
There's a reason "Time After Time" was featured in a recent episode of "Parks and Recreation" and that "True Colors" was given the final song treatment in an episode of "Glee."
Lauper has also developed a successful acting career counting "Life With Mikey," "Mad About You," "Bones" and "Happily Divorced" among her credits.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention her time with the WWE in the '80s. She was the first celebrity to appear regularly on WWE shows, helping wrestling find crossover success.
Lauper is reinventing herself once again by writing the music and lyrics to the stage version of "Kinky Boots." Based on the 2005 film about a shoemaker who saves his family business by making boots for drag queens.
After previewing in Chicago where it received great reviews, it is now playing on Broadway.
Lauper also has her own show on WE TV called "Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual." It follows her life as a wife, mom, musician and philanthropist.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. Pechanga show are on sale Friday, April 5 at 3 p.m. at the Pechanga box office and www.pechanga.com for $45, $55 and $65.