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Command Performance

When Lesley Gore, (yes, that “It’s My Party” Lesley) refers to Riff Markowitz, (the “The Follies Man” of the Palm Springs Follies) as “Mr. Remark’owitz,” she speaks from her heart.  This is Lesley Gore’s command performance at the  Follies, now in its 22nd season, where she once again belts out her songs that defined the 1960s – from “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” to “You Don’t Own Me.”  “I was shot out of a cannon,” said Gore on how her singing career was launched in 1963 while still in highschool.
Gore recently was the guest of Jean Carrus, her aunt, at a cocktail reception in Rancho Mirage arranged by Jewish Family Service of the Desert where Ed Gubman, president of the JFS board of directors, was celebrating his birthday.  The singer and songwriter radiates with the charisma and charm that made her a class act then and now.  It was a blast to the past that took everybody back to the 60s for a few magical moments.  The Academy Award nominated singer and songwriter brings the audience to a standing ovation at The Follies exactly fifty years after her debut at age sixteen in New York.  Gore makes every event in the Desert her party, to the very last note.


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