Our friends at Portland Ovations are bringing the incomparable Lady Rizo in to Maine
NOVEMBER 15, 2019 at AURA
About the event:
A once-in-a-lifetime pairing in an intimate club setting for Ovations audiences only, the charismatic Rizo returns with her very, very special guest Ari Shapiro. A provocateur with a razor sharp wit, Grammy Award-winner Rizo transforms cabaret standards and pop hits into soulful music experiences. Meanwhile Shapiro, known to NPR audiences and fans of Pink Martini, is the consummate crooner who appears to simply glide across the stage. Rizo’s repertoire stretches from Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf to Bruce Springsteen and the Talking Heads. Her signature mix of sophistication, brazen banter and luscious vocals leave audiences wanting more. The evening will be hosted by comedienne and auctioneer extraordinaire, Christine O’Leary. With three megawatt performers, let’s see who steals the scene.
A formidable belter who can sustain phrases and notes even when sprawled on her back on a piano and scissoring her legs.” – The New York Times
“[Shapiro is] a scene stealer, not just with his singing but his humor.” – The Seattle Times
“Hold onto your socks or Lady Rizo will knock them off.” – The evening standard