R+B veteran Teena Marie will make her first live performance since the

August (04) death of mentor and collaborator Rick James when she rings in

the New Year (05) at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles.

The LOVERGIRL hitmaker admits she hasn't been able to record or perform

since James' death. She says, "It's been very, very hard. I stopped

working when he passed away." Teena Marie, real name MARY CHRISTINE

BROCKERT (corr), plans to pay tribute to James during the show by

performing a handful of the funk superstar's hits.

30/12/2004 01:09