On Wednesday, Lady Gaga goes to Harvard. Not to study, mind you, but to kick off her Born This Way Foundation to combat bullying and promote kindness and tolerance among young people. As with everything this monumentally popular star does, it's going to be a huge event, with every possible bell and whistle, including Oprah Winfrey's participation. One big question right now, says the Harvard Crimson, is: Will Lady Gaga sing or just talk?
As part of the festivities, smaller groups will gather more quietly for panel discussions and the like. Expected to be in attendance at one of these is Lady Gaga's mother, Cynthia Germanotta, right, who is her daughter's partner in the foundation.
Through a friend, I hope to pose a question to her, possibly for publication later in this blog. So far, it's this: "What was your first clue that your daughter was going to be an extraordinary person?"
But I'm open to suggestion. So help me out: What would you ask Lady Gaga's mother? Send your ideas to the email address below or respond by commenting here.
(See the magazine cover below for a photo of the young Lady Gaga, aka Stephanie Germanotta.)