Beautiful Like A Rainbow

Cyndi Lauper sang openly about love, masturbation and (of course) unusual women in her 1983 hit album She’s So Unusual; now, nearly 25 years later, she’s bringing her message of acceptance to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on her True Colors Tour. The concert will feature Lauper, the B-52s, Rosie O’Donnell and Joan Armatrading, and their mission, according to Lauper, is to “ask for equality for all, not just for some.”

Tonight’s show is produced in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, and will highlight the need for the LGBT community and its supporters to get out and vote this fall. The evening will be hosted by Carson Kressley of TV’s Queer Eye and How to Look Good Naked.

Lauper describes the show as a “non-stop five-hour music party with a message.” Locally, the show is partnering with the GLBT Center and Boulder Pride as beneficiaries. Tickets, $50.75 to $82.75, are available at or 303-830-8497. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the party starts at 6. For information on the tour, visit
Sat., July 5, 6 p.m., 2008