Tina Turner at 79 is Loving Life!

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A great New York Times article out today on the Tina Turner.  Turner basically says she "Is Having The Time Of Her Life"

Turner is 79 years old. She has been retired for 10 years, and she is still basking in all of the nothing she has to do. “I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t dress up,” she told me (interviewer Amanda Hess). Even her wig — “a critical part of the Tina Turner look,” as she wrote in her recent memoir— has relaxed from its formerly perpendicular posture into a saucy shag.

Nope, she does not miss performing,

She does not miss performing. Oh, no. Even in 2009, as she romped around the world on the final dates of the “Tina! 50th Anniversary” tour, she was fantasizing, to be honest, about redecorating her house. She lived that life with Ike, and then she conquered that life with a life of her own, and now it was time to take in her unobstructed view of Lake Zurich. “I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy,” she said. “That’s all I’d ever done in my life.”

Well if you are missing 'live' Tina, there is something on the horizon that might help you,

Turner may not be singing much these days, but there’s a squad of Tinas performing around the world on her behalf. “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” based on her life and scored with her hits, has brought a Tina to London and a Tina to Hamburg. Soon it will bring a Tina to Broadway, when the $16.5 million production begins performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater next month, with Adrienne Warren in the wig.

If you have been lucky enough to see Tina perform than maybe this production will suffice.  But, oh, the original, what a graceful force of nature, right?

Don't laugh, but here is a mid-80s pic when I met her (yes, that bleached blond dork is me).  She of course looks and is timeless.