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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Darlene Love, Star of Oscar-Winning 20 Feet From Stardom, Is Performing at Stern Grove This Summer

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Darlene Love at the Oscars
  • Darlene Love at the Oscars

Maybe you remember this moment from the Oscars on Sunday: After 20 Feet From Stardom, a documentary about backup singers, won the award for Best Documentary, a few of the people behind the movie went onstage to give their thank-you speeches. At the end of it, singer and star of the film Darlene Love belted -- yes, we mean belted -- a few lines from the gospel hymn, "His Eye is on the Sparrow" out to the Oscar crowd. It was incredible. Love, a long-struggling 72-year-old singer from Southern California, made one of the long ceremony's most memorable moments, and earned a standing ovation from the crowd.

Maybe she'll get one in S.F. this summer too. As it turns out, Love is performing at Stern Grove on Aug. 10.

The lineup for the free summer Sunday music festival isn't out yet, but organizers leaked this one bit of their schedule in light of Love's sudden notoriety. No word on whether she'll perform "His Eye is on the Sparrow" when she comes to S.F., but you might wanna put a blanket down in Stern Grove now....

[video via Vulture]

-- @iPORT

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