and exuberant Della Reese has been performing for over fifty years. Discovered by Mahalia Jackson, she had a wildly successful music career as a Grammy-winning singer, she expanded into films and TV, most notably as a TV angel
in the 1990s. I even remember her as Mr. T’s mom on The A-Team
. But I always loved her sassy, rollicking versions of standards like The Lady is a Tramp
. These days, she serves as a minister at a Multi-racial, Non-Denominational church
in Inglewood. After church this Sunday, she’s making a rare appearance at the Comedy and Magic Club
lounge in Hermosa Beach performing “My Life in Song.” I’ll see you there.