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Christian Rizzo: Seductive Arranger Oct 8, 2010

Everything Christian Rizzo does on stage is deliberate.  Even if perhaps he chooses to pick up candles in a different order each night (which I don't know for certain, but want to find out), he would treat each moment with a formalized tenderness.  The first time I saw Rizzo was in 2006 at On the Boards.  I knew nothing about him then and just showed up wide open and ready for anything, not even reading the program until afterward.  I was blown away by what I saw then, but not in that sense that you just went to performance gospel church where maybe you want to get up and j

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FLYING SOLO Oct 8, 2010

I made a conscious choice not to read anything before going to the opening night of Christian Rizzo. I wanted to see how the experience would be without references.

Of course the side affect of making such a choice is that you can’t know how it would have been had you made the other choice. If I had read the words of the artist would I be able to make deeper connections during the performance? What was the significance of the masked figure? Was that a rabbit mask? (The only association I had was Harvey from the Jimmy Stewart movie)

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