Patti Labelle brought a new attitude to the Bronx on Saturday for a highly anticipated concert hosted by Max Tucci. Eva Bornstein, the Executive Director of Lehman College also sponsored a Spring Gala and Benefit for Lehman Center in cooperation with The Montefiore Children’s Hospital.
Performing hits like “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (yes, she kicked her shoes off!), “If Only You Knew” and “You Are My Friend”, Labelle proved that just like wine, her voice gets better with time. The highlight of the night was when the diva asked ‘Labelle’ bandmate Sarah Dash to join her on stage and perform “Lady Marmalade”. The duo ended their performance by allowing two fans on stage to finish the deed (and that they did!).
The soulful Xavier Lewis, who was a contestant on America’s Got Talent, was Patti’s opening act. Also in attendance were cast members (including Melyssa Ford) from Bravo’s new show “City Sisters” .