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LeAnn Rimes, Sheryl Lee Ralph to sing with Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. for Christmas shows

December 3, 2010 |  6:15 pm

LeAnn_Rimes-web There are lots of new men in LeAnn Rimes' life just in time for the holidays -- the country singer will perform with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles for its annual holiday show, as will Sheryl Lee Ralph of "Dreamgirls" fame.

Rimes will perform at a Dec. 19 matinee, with Ralph turning out for matinee and evening performances on Dec. 18 at Glendale's Alex Theatre, which seats 1,460. This year Rimes will also get an introduction to "the kid tradition," she said recently at the CMAs, with plans to spend Christmas at home with Eddie Cibrian and his two sons.

Noting that the holiday program -- "a great mix of tradition, whimsy, poignancy and, of course, fun" -- is one of the group's most popular presentations each year, chorus honcho Hywel Sims said the group is honored to have Rimes on stage this year. The chorus has in the neighborhood of 200 voices, including 12 original members from 1979. Tickets are $15 to $55 and available at gmcla.org.

Though the song list includes a mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas tunes, the Ministry was crushed to realize it had misread one of the numbers. Turns out the costumed fellas down below are part of "Elves Broadway Christmas," not "Elvis Broadway Christmas."

Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. holiday show Oh well. The group's "Black-Light Puppet Spectacular" set to "The 12 Days of Christmas" just might make up for the King's absence.

(Also -- the chorus participated in the It Gets Better Project that's been joined by celebs including Anne Hathaway and Jenny McCarthy. Check out the GMCLA video below.)

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: LeAnn Rimes, top left, will perform a show with the Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. this holiday season. Credits: Courtesy of LeAnn Rimes, left; courtesy of GMCLA, right.

 

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