Ticket are selling fast for a pair of Newport performances from cabaret superstar Amelia Zirin-Brown, aka: Rizo.

Rizo, an alumni of Newport’s Pacific Dance Ensemble, will take to the stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9.

This Grammy award-winning artist makes a unique connection with her audiences, seductively peeling back layers of alter-ego through her own songs along with tunes by Beyoncé, David Bowie and Prince.

Based in New York City, this performance artist, comedienne, singer, composer and actor received rave reviews three years in a row at the Assembly Festival in Edinburgh. She won the inaugural Time Out London and Soho Theatre Award and earned the 2013 London Cabaret Award. She is a Grammy winner for a 2010 collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma on the holiday album “Songs of Joy and Peace.”

The Feb. 8 and 9 shows start at 7:30 pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street.

Tickets, $20 in advance, are available at www.coastarts.org or by calling 541-265-ARTS.

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