Sheryl Crow Brings Breast Cancer Awareness To Pantages Theatre With Pink Carpet And Free Concert

Hilary Swank At The Pantages Theatre In Los Angeles. Photo: JB Brookman


Sheryl Crow Wows On The Pink Carpet At Her Pantages Theatre LA Show. Photo: JB Brookman

Sheryl Crow brought a Pink Carpet full of stars and a free concert to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, on Tuesday night, to bring awareness to breast cancer.  Sponsored by Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives and Nederlander Concerts, the event brought a line of excited fans who were seen winding down Hollywood Boulevard, waiting for the show.

Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in mid-February 2006, Crow has become a committed advocate for cancer research.  She has been out on the road with her band, The Thieves, supporting her latest release, “100 Miles From Memphis.” They played The Greek Theatre in September and Crow performed against doctor’s orders.  She had strep throat and a sinus infection, but soldiered on.  It was a great show, but, she wanted the Los Angeles fans to experience her at her best, while bringing attention to her cause.  The last time Hollywood Icon Magazine covered Crow was at the Rock A Little Feed A Lot Benefit at Club Nokia.

Through Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives® campaign, special pink lids topped Yoplait yogurt cups in September and October. For every pink lid saved and sent in by Dec. 31, 2010, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $1.6 million, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000. During the past 12 years, Yoplait has donated more than $25 million to the breast cancer cause through Save Lids to Save Lives and other initiatives. Help Yoplait reach its goal and remember to send in lids by the end of the year.

Hilary Swank On The Pink Carpet At Sheryl Crow In LA. Photo: JB Brookman

The Pink Carpet was graced by celebs such as 2-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.  Others included Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Kelly Lynch, The Hills’ Audrina Patridge and CSI’s Marg Helgenberger. Even Crow’s cancer doctor, Dr. Kristi Funk, was present.

The concert was being filmed for an upcoming DVD and the assembled crowd could not be more excited.

Crow is one of the best in the business at establishing a conversation with her audience.  During a break in the set, she was apparently fixing a wardrobe malfunction.  Upon her return, she was upfront with the challenge, joking with her fans that they almost experienced a “nipple slip.”  It is this type of refreshing banter and self-depreciating humor that makes Crow such a household name.  The people in the room were eating it up.

Crow started out the ballad, “Strong Enough,” by asking the audience if there were any men in LA who she had not dated yet.  She quipped that she is looking for a man who will be a father, “spend less than she does” and then later said, “if he is a Republican, he need not apply.”

At the beginning of “Can’t Cry Anymore,” she sang about “all of my friends getting divorced or getting shot.”  Crow got the crowd moving with what we consider to be a perfect pop single, “My Favorite Mistake,” and then brought everyone to their feet with “Soak Up The Sun.”  One of the highlights of the night was a funky, blues-infused cover of Terence Trent D’arby’s “Sign My Name.”  Other hits included, “A Change Would Do You Good” and the Hollywood-style anthem, “All I Wanna’ Do.”

Sheryl Crow continues to be a force in great music and activism.  Her year will not slow down with a new Christmas album and multiple appearances.  She is presenting at the American Music Awards, this Sunday and will be performing in Rockefeller Center in New York for the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th.

Stephen Stills, From Crosby, Stills & Nash At The Pantages Theatre In LA. Photo: JB Brookman
CSI's Marg Helgenberger. Photo: JB Brookman


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