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  1. Dennis Dennis Shook

    Patti LaBelle hits Wetumpka’s Wind Creek Casino on Saturday for a show that’s, not surprisingly, all sold out.
    But for those lucky souls who were able to get tickets, know that the music from this Grammy-award winning performer is being crafted specifically for you.
    LaBelle recently discussed how, in collaboration with musical director John Stanley, she’s able to create a set list from a career that’s spanned more than half a century of song.
    “Before each show, we’ll make a list of songs that we’re going to do and then, this is really weird, I have (Stanley) go and peek at the audience and see if they’re older people, young people, all white people, black and white,” LaBelle said. “and then I adjust some of the songs depending on who’s in the audience.
    “Because I’ll say to myself, ‘That person’s 75, they don’t want to hear this, they don’t want to hear that,’ so we change (the plan) a bit once we see the audience.”
    With a body of work that stretches back to the 1963 hit “Down the Aisle (Wedding Song)" and includes gems like the 1984 single “Love, Need and Want You,” it’s safe to say LaBelle has plenty to choose from.
    Along with her singing career, LaBelle keeps really busy as a celebrity cook with a line of deserts available at Walmart (pies, banana pudding and other goodies). She’s also a “New York Times” bestselling author.
    LaBelle has a new major album coming out on May 5 that’s available for pre-order now: “Bel Hommage.”
    "I'm singing some of my all time favorite standards like 'The Jazz In You,' 'Moody's Mood For Love,' and 'Softly As I Leave You,' and I really hope that you'll love it!” LaBelle recently shared.
    But before the new album comes out, she’ll have a new dessert cookbook released on April 25 called “Desserts LaBelle,” which she co-wrote with Laura Randolph Lancaster. It’s currently available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and iBooks.
    The Philadelphia-native also confirmed that she’s been talking with two fellow former members of her hit-making group Labelle — Trenton’s Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx — about the possibility of a reunion.
    “We’re going to get together soon, I hope,” LaBelle said. “We talk a lot, to each other. People wonder if we’re still in touch with each other (and we talk) very often, and we know that the Labelle thing has to come back some way, somehow.”

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