I discovered Queen Latifah in the movie "Chicago". I loved her song "When you're good to Mama", ask Katie how many times I've sung this to her. This summer I really enjoyed the new movie "Hairspray" and Queen Latifah's character, Motormouth Maybelle. What surprised me was her new album, "Traveling Light" which features jazz, ballads and other standards. I loved the album and was very excited when I heard that she was coming to Tacoma on November 28th.
Tacoma was so lucky to be the last stop on her tour. She was amazing!!! She is a gifted and talented singer. She is a generous performer, giving all of the musicians on stage with her a hefty solo center stage. She listened to all of the audience members who called out to her, asking them to repeat what they said if she didn't understand. Often responding in song. A very genuine and down to earth human being who laughed at herself when she burped on mike. What a totally special evening and I felt so very fortunate to have been there!