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January 2014

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" Hockey Mom y SHOWS HER …I'm learning a lot about the sport. I can understand why people are so crazy about it. It's fun to watch. " True Colors BY GERRY GALIPAULT T Cyndi Lauper Happy To Stay Out Of The Hockey Spotlight So Her Son Can Enjoy The Game He Loves hirty years ago, Cyndi Lauper was the hottest new name in pop music. Her debut album She's So Unusual catapulted her to stardom like no other female artist in history up to that point. Her first five singles – "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," "All Through the Night" and "Money Changes Everything" – reached the Top 30 on Billboard's pop chart in 1983-84. In fact, her first four singles went Top 5, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat with songs from the same album. It sold more than 22 million copies worldwide and garnered her 26 JANUARY. 2014 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM the Grammy for Best New Artist. "It's a very iconic album," Lauper admits. "It means a lot to people, especially women and girls because 'Girls' became such an anthem for them. I'm just so honored to be part of that, and I'm so proud of the album." Even at age 60, things haven't slowed down for Lauper. In early 2013, she won a Tony Award for Best Score for writing the music and lyrics for the Broadway smash "Kinky Boots." Lauper is accustomed to being in the limelight, but there's another aspect of her life she likes to keep very low profile: She's a hockey mom. PHOTOS BY Cyndi Lauper; Gettyi Images

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