I am a truly awful singer. On the rare occasions I do sing, my darling son will remind me just how bad I am. My response is always the same: "well my mother didn't pay for singing lessons". It's a standing joke. Truth is 1) I never, ever wanted singing lessons and 2) every cent I have invested in singing lessons is a cent well spent. I saw what the money paid for tonight at a concert featuring former Fame students. It just proves you can take the kid out of Fame but you can't take Fame out of the kid. These were people who perform just for the love of it which is, in my opinion, the best reason ever.