Ariel and Michael Moran with their Wonder Woman photos they've had
since childhood. They had them signed by Lynda Carter!
by Denise Dell Harbin
beautiful and beloved Lynda Carter, Miss World USA 1972 and the iconic hero of
the 70s DC Comics TV series Wonder Woman, landed in the Ice Palace in Cherry
Grove and it was Wonderwoman to the rescue.
she was! Still fighting evil as the Grand
Marshal for the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C.]
The face and the figure seemingly ageless. But gone were the magic
bracelets and power belt, the tights, the color.
Now, stark in black shirt belted over tights – (she obviously did
not dress for the locale)
A no frills outfit to go with her no frills show.
The color was provided by the multi-hued medleys, a meld of
country, blues, vintage, which paid homage to the Andrews Sisters, Hank
Williams, Billie Holiday, Patsy Kline,
Something for everyone.
Her delivery straightforward as were her emotions. She kept the
chatter to a minimum, concentrating on the music
Her appearance, drawing spontaneous cheers from the crowd – opened
her show with “Oh! Kiss Me Baby” and swiveled into a bossa nova “Sway With Me”.
And then to “A Little Thing Called Love”.
The magic ingredient was the hugely talented band, and an
outstanding trio of studio singers from Washington State and long time friends
with whom she has been working.
They contributed a great deal as they delivered close harmonies as
did her genius guitarist, and the rest of the combo, bass and piano, whose
compelling rhythms provided the underbelly of a varied musical ride.
Her rendition of “Fever” had the audience snapping along. “Stop in
the Name of Love” provided a change of rhythm and mood delivered in a slow and
meaningful way emphasizing the lyric which is not usual.
But then switched to a unique version of the Billie Holiday
classic “G-d Bless the Child” She joined the trio to form a dynamic
quartet channeling the Andrews Sister’s “Choo Choo Boogie”, World War II
classic and a great crowd pleaser. Her “Lost in the Stars” had a special
In a rare moment of sharing, she confided that she flunked college
but now her daughter is going away to school “my daughter wanted to get away
from me” which inspired the song she wrote “Just One More hug’ revealing a
parent’s heartbreak when a child leaves even though knowing its right.
This le to another reminiscence of the OMG! Moment when she first
met her husband inspiring the hormonal “I Will Stay with You Baby All Night”,
up tempo, full of youthful exuberance
But then moved onto a more adult, sexy tempo-ed “I’m On Fire”.
Ms. Carter shined in her native milieu when she delivered the
Patsy Kline iconic standard “Crazy” as only a country gal can do it, which had
the crowd singing along. And the Hank Williams bass driven “Broken Heart”
Then after a leisurely paced program the finale was like a fireworks
as the songs started coming one atop another like a race horse to the finish.
A spirited Andrews sister “Candy Man” and as an encore “Let The
Good Times Roll” as many in the house raced for the 9:45 ferry.
It was an evening packed with music, not a lot of chit chat, as
straight forward as the gal herself.
Dreams do come true…………