Cher Dazzles at TD Garden


By Brenda Tavitian

Special to the Mirror-Spectator

BOSTON — Nice Armenian girl Cherilyn Sarkisian, also known as Cher, performed for a sold-out crowd on April 9 at TD Garden. She had last performed in this venue 10 years ago.

She opened up to a cheering crowd with her latest hit, Woman’s World. Next came Strong Enough.

She looked great at 67 and told the audience that she could still fit into her skimpy Turn Back Time outfit. She joked that she is almost 100 percent and let the audience know this was to be her farewell tour. With Cher, we will have to see what her next move is as she is still going strong.

Then she sang, Dressed to Kill, changing her outfits as many as 10 times during the evening. Videos and dancers entertained the audience between sets.

Coming out in a 1960s outfit, she sang The Beat Goes On and I Got You Babe, with a touching video of the late Sonny Bono, carrying his share of the duet. This brought back many memories for the audience. Then came her 1970s hits, Half-breed and Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, sung with strong force and appropriate costumes.

From her hit movie, “Burlesque,” she performed Welcome to Burlesque, followed by cameras going off to capture her elaborate set. After that, she invited the audience to join her in singing If I Could Turn Back Time.

She ended the evening singing Believe and the Miley Cyrus song, I Hope You Find It.

After a successful 50-year career, Cher continues to be a class act that can entertain and enchant her audience.