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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lynda Carter -- TV's Original Wonder Woman -- Will Sing in San Francisco in March

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click to enlarge Lynda Carter in her latter-day profession. - LOSANGELES.BROADWAYTODAY.COM
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Lynda Carter spent much of the 1970s playing the iconic superhero Wonder Woman on television, and it has defined her whole career. She led two series, The New Original Wonder Woman from 1975-77 and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman from 1977-79, setting the bar for the character so high that the scramble to produce a competent cinematic version is still under way.

Carter has made dozens of brief appearances on TV in the years since, and she fronted two more programs (1984's Partners in Crime and Hawkeye in 1994-95). But it appears her true passion is to sing, which she'll do at the Rrazz Room in March.

Carter first dabbled with music in 1978, when she was still Wonder Woman, and she dropped her third album Crazy Little Things in 2011. She seems most comfortable singing covers, and while her 2009 sophomore effort At Last tackled tough choices such as Etta James, Crazy Little Things goes for safer numbers such as Doris Day and Peter, Paul, and Mary.

The most impressive vocals in the world may not be there (don't worry, she won't offend you), but she's still looking fierce, and some kitsch is guaranteed when Carter brings her show "The Wonder of Song" to the The Rrazz Room on March 22-25. Admission is $45-55.

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