Cyndi Lauper celebrated her 57th birthday last Tuesday by releasing her eleventh album, "Memphis Blues." The release marked a significant musical departure for the pop diva known for upbeat hits like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
Lauper said her decision to take the new new direction was prompted, in large part, by the pain many in the U.S. have been facing.
"America is singing the blues right now," Lauper said. "I think as a musician and artist you need to stand in the spot that you are in...Full Story