Valerie Salcedo grew up in southeast Fresno, unable to take private singing lessons, but always dreamed of being a singer. “I want to continue performing and continue to be my best.” Salcedo perfor. Lesley Gore. holds lessons for girls in the 21st century. The singer-songwriter died of cancer Monday at age 68, her longtime partner Lois Sasson confirmed. In honor of her life and influence, here. Where To Put Red…