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Natalie Cole performs comeback show after kidney transplant

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natalie-coleSinger Natalie Cole on Wednesday night gave her first show since her kidney transplant, in a Los Angeles performance backed by an orchestra.

“I never thought I’d be standing here healthy, whole and 100 percent again,” Cole told the crowd, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Cole, a nine-time Grammy winner and the daughter of the late U.S. crooner Nat King Cole, received a new kidney on May 19, after suffering damage to her original kidney from the disease Hepatitis C. The R&B singer has said she probably contracted the disease from drug use decades ago.

Cole’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles featured her hit songs “This Will Be,” “Inseparable,” “Mr. Melody” and others. In the coming weeks, Cole is scheduled to perform at a tribute show for singer Lionel Richie, and at another event later this month honoring Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. She is scheduled to go on tour next month, starting with a show in Indiana, with later stops to include Detroit, Michigan; Bucharest, Romania; and Warsaw, Poland.

Fox gets “Glee” cast to tweet along to rerun on TV

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Reruns can be boring, even with a highly anticipated show like Fox’s high school musical comedy¬†“Glee.” But the network has a new idea for the one-hour rerun of its pilot episode airing tonight at 9 p.m., which is positioned to build fan interest for the season premier on Wednesday.glee_tweetpeat_press_300dpi

Cast members of the show will answer questions from fans on social networking website Twitter, and their short responses will appear on television in the lower part of the screen. They will also offer up insights on their own, at least as much as Twitter allows a person to say with its 140 digital character limit.

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