December 13, 2023
To quote noted psychiatric expert Lucille "Lucy" van Pelt in A Charlie Brown Christmas, "We've even got a Christmas Queen!" Darlene Love, performing her platinum-certified classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" backed by Max Weinberg's Jukebox, was a surprise addition to the bill of Monday night's annual "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit for NEXT for AUTISM at New York's Beacon Theatre. Mighty Max also served as Music Director for the evening. Another highlight from that night: Max and his Jukebox band backing Adam (Hanukkah King?) Sandler and Rob Schneider on their version of the Elvis Presley classic "It's Now Or Never."
DVR alert: Tomorrow, Friday, December 15, Darlene Love's annual performance of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on ABC's The View will find her backed by none other than Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul! The View will air live tomorrow morning, beginning at 11am ET. UPDATE: Darlene Love revealed on her Facebook page that The View's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" performance actually was pre-recorded on Thursday, December 14 to better accommodate her currently extra-busy concert schedule. She also shared a link for this Insider Edition report on the pre-recording:
And tomorrow night Darlene Love's Love for the Holidays concert will make its Garden State stop at Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Center for the Arts. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.