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Sheryl Crow to play free makeup concert Nov. 16 at Pantages in Hollywood

October 6, 2010 |  3:13 pm

Sheryl Crow 2007 Alex Gallardo 
Sheryl Crow will play a free show Nov. 16 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, in part to make up for what she felt was a subpar performance last month at the Greek Theatre and to raise awareness for breast cancer, of which she is a survivor.

“As you know, I was quite ill that evening and not at my best,” said Crow, who played Sept. 10 after being told she had strep throat and a sinus infection. “My fans deserve better, so I am playing a special show just for them and to spread awareness about the fight against breast cancer.”

Priority access for tickets to the free show will be given to anyone holding a ticket from the Sept. 10 Greek concert. Those fans will be able to get a ticket for the Pantages performance if they present their ticket stub at the Greek’s box office by Oct. 17. After that date, free tickets will be distributed at the Greek's box office to anyone who brings a lid from a container of Yoplait yogurt, which is sponsoring the makeup gig as part of its Save Lids to Save Lives breast cancer awareness campaign.

“We hope this concert will help spread the important messages of breast cancer early detection, risk reduction and fundraising,” company spokeswoman Hyun-Mee Graves said in a statement. “This year, with support from passionate lid collectors, we are striving to reach our increased $1.6 million donation goal for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the effort to end breast cancer forever.”

-- Randy Lewis

Photo of Sheryl Crow during a 2007 benefit performance in Glendale. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times