Chicago singer Elise LaBarge will bring her irresistible personality and engaging voice to the northeast in celebration of Edith Piaf’s 100th birthday. Elise’s popular cabaret-style show “1940’s France: A tribute to Edith Piaf,” will be performed with pianist David John Madore where audiences will hear music by Piaf and popular musicians including Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, Cole Porter and other contemporaries.
Elise will perform these songs in French, English and German, weaving in oft-untold stories about how the artists were influenced by events of that decade. Her passionate and entertaining performances have sold out to audiences across the country, including a show at Jersey City’s 2015 Riverside Jazz Festival and more recently in her home city of Chicago at the internationally acclaimed French cultural center – The Alliance Française.
About Edith Piaf:
Edith Piaf, born on December 19, 2015, rose to international stardom in the late 1930s as a symbol of French passion and tenacity. Her music influenced a generation of artists who admired her intense approach to performing music that connected with people at important moments in their lives. Piaf died in France in 1963 at the age of 47 and continues to be revered as a national treasure.
Elise LaBarge’s Bio:
Elise LaBarge is a singing actress who has a soft spot for songs from the 1930s and ’40s. She’s appeared throughout the country in opera, operetta, musical theatre productions and concerts, and has developed several solo cabaret shows in her hometown of St. Louis and her current home of Chicago. She performs in other ways as a teaching artist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Old Town School of Folk Music and in her private voice studio.
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FRIDAY APRIL 22 EASTON, MD AVALON THEATER/STOLZ LISTENING ROOM
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