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Cher hits Barclay's Center with excellent reviews

On Friday night, the legendary Cher performed at Barclay's Center and received, for the most part, fantastic reviews for her show. The New York Daily News said what most people thought--the show further solidified Cher's legendary icon status. The New York Post says, in its excellent review, that the singer took her “If I Could Turn Back Time” hit literally on Friday night.

Cher proves she is still the ultimate concert performance artist.
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Cher still rules
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On Twitter, the reviewers also were positive. "Cher is 68, but she performs better than most pop stars who are 28," said one reviewer. Another one said, "This has to be one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. Thank God for Cher. Too bad I am the same age and will never look as good!"

Cher's "Dressed to Kill" tour has been a huge hit, selling out every single venue where she appears. Unlike Lady Gaga, Cher isn't giving away hundreds of tickets in order to make her shows look full. Unlike Madonna, she isn't starting her shows two hours late. The successful tour comes right on the heals of Cher's successful Closer to the Truth album, which became her highest charting album in years. Several music reviewers complimented Cher on her continued vocal excellence and production, which she had great control of on this album.

Though Cher is a huge icon, she had to overcome a lot to reach her status. She wasn't taken seriously as either an actress or singer, but eventually won people over. She won an Oscar for her performance in "Moonstruck." Then, her career took a nosedive after doing infomercials. Proving she is just like a cockroach, Cher came back with the biggest hit of her career, "Believe," in 1998. Since then, she has been touring to huge crowds. She is one diva all the young female starlets should look up to for inspiration.