- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was 45 minutes late - twice - at the 2014 Voodoo Experience music festival.

The first time, her microphone was turned off while she sang. That happened at 7:15 p.m., when her scheduled time was up on the festival’s biggest stage.

Voodoo representatives had said earlier that the two remaining sets at that stage would not be changed because Hill was late for her 6 p.m. start.

She showed up at 6:45 p.m., singing with intensity and firing off fast, reggae-heavy versions of “Lost Ones” and “Everything is Everything” from her 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune reported (https://bit.ly/1qlDmgr).

She was finishing “Ready or Not” when her microphone was cut off and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was piped into the speakers.

She kept singing and gesturing until the lights were dimmed.

About 45 minutes later, organizers said she would have a second appearance for Saturday’s final hour on the festival’s smallest stage.

That set was to start at 10 p.m.

That time, she again showed up 45 minutes late but was allowed to keep singing after the festival’s 11 p.m. closing time.

That set included a deep-soul version of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang,” ”How Many Mics” and “To Zion,” and reprises of “Ready or Not” and “Everything is Everything.” She closed with “Doo-Wop (That Thing).”


Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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