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Regina Belle: Lazy Afternoon

Read "Lazy Afternoon" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In early June, for the '04 Tony Awards broadcast on national TV, hip-hop/R&B singer Mary J. Blige was chosen to sing her version of the big ballad from A Chorus Line , “What I Did For Love." The resulting performance, which incidentally got a standing ovation, was a full tilt reconstruction of the tune that presented an entirely different melody and featured Blige's swooping melismatic delivery. I thought about that performance a lot as I was listening to this new ...


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