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She's A Rebel 

Wednesday, Dec 24 2008
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At "Moore Love for the Holidays," it's diva city. Not difficult diva, or late diva, or disaster diva, just a couple of massively talented ladies. Between them, Darlene Love and Melba Moore have many chart-topping rock and R&B hits, stage triumphs, and screen credits, and of course Love is responsible for one of the coolest holiday songs ever, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Among all those accomplishments, though, one of Love's songs seems to tower over the others: "He's a Rebel" was recorded by Phil Spector under the name of another group, the Crystals, but it was really Love. (That's how Spector rolled back in the day, the jerk.) And that song, with its bouncing staccato proclamation of love for a misunderstood outsider, has a hold on pretty much anyone who's ever heard it. Ask people what their favorite girl-group song is, and more often than not the answer's going to be "He's a Rebel." We don't recommend actually asking that question too often, because it causes people to start singing. "He's not a rebel, no no no, he's not a rebel no no no, to meeeeee … " Instead, visit diva city.
Wed., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2008

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