As a singer, Tonya Harding is a terrific figure skater.

Loud boos nearly drowned out her voice as her band, the Golden Blades, opened Sunday for Kool and the Gang at the Last Chance Summer Dance in Portland, Ore., a fund-raising event for muscular dystrophy."She wanted to sing a song for you people because she does love Portland," said her manager, who leaped to the stage to admonish the crowd. "And instead of booing, I think you should be cheering this young lady."

Throughout her three-song, 15-minute set, the booing crowd turned thumbs down and lobbed plastic bottles at the stage. Harding dodged a few and kept singing as she picked one up and waved it in the air.