Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Teena Marie 

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

Countless R&B veterans have attempted comebacks during the hip-hop era, and to call most of the results embarrassing is harsh but true. One of the few who has survived with dignity intact is blue-eyed soulstress Teena Marie; that she managed that feat while also scoring her highest-charting album (2004's La Doña, on rap imprint Cash Money) is even more remarkable. But the former Mary Brockert has been full of surprises since emerging from Rick James' shadow in the early '80s. A songwriter, musician and prime sample source — for the likes of the Fugees, Ludacris and Three 6 Mafia — she's also become a role model for a new generation of doing-it-their-way urban women.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by Dan LeRoy

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation