Lady Rizo's Tribute to Nina Simone

presented by: New Visions Arts

Starts:Friday, September 09, 2016  7:30 PMEnds:Friday, September 09, 2016  9:30 PM

$20 in advance / $25 night of


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

Lady Rizo returns from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland to bring her Nina Simone Tribute to the stage.

Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical gypsies with the highest show business ethics. When she almost looked of age she rebelled against the comforting, unscrubbed, rustic life and set out for a world of harsh metropolitan sophisticates. The ‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine) exploded on to the New York stage with a powerful voice and stage charisma that has made audiences take note. As a chantuese and comedienne revives the cabaret genre by creating vintage arrangements of pop songs from the 80s, 90s and today.

Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo and the Assettes in 2005. In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She also sings and records with multi-platnum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry.

One night only. 

Singing numbers from her soon to be released new album.

Sings her songs bewitchingly.”
—The New York Times

“The talented Lady Rizo, who combines glamour, wit, and real vocal chops.”
— Michael Musto, Village Voice


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