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HORNE HONES HER TALENTS AFTER RETIRING IN EARLY ‘80S

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She may be 77, but that doesn't mean people don't want to hear Lena Horne sing.

Horne retired after the one-year run of her 1981 Broadway show and the tour that followed.But she gave a concert at the JVC Jazz Festival last year, lured into performing again for a tribute to composer Billy Strayhorn. That led to a recording, "We'll Be Together Again," released in May.

"I'm really surprised anybody wants to hear it," Horne said Tuesday. "I thought the only people who would play the record would be for elevator music."

Horne said she'll give two concerts next month at Carnegie Hall with a five-piece combo and the Count Basie Band.