By Dee Jae Cox
Music has a way of magically taking you to any time and place just through the words and melody. And so it’s not surprising to hear a song that transports you to that first high school date or the first dance you shared with your significant other.
What is truly magical and special is to see a performance that has the ability to take you on a journey throughout the seasons of your life. Lizann Warner is such a performer. Billed as a Vocalist Entertainer, Recording Artist and Impressionist, Lizann Warner is an artist extraordinaire. Appearing on Wednesday evening from 6:30-10:00pm, at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells, Lizann takes the audience on a ride from the 1950’s Boogie Woogie Bugle boy, to the contemporary hit, All about the base.
A little soul from Etta James and a visit from ‘Cher’ performing her hit song ‘Believe’ (life after love) set my emotional roller coaster in motion. If you’re looking for that mid-week break that will get you over ‘hump’ day, the musical talent of Lizann Warner will give you that pick me up. Her impersonations of Stevie Nicks singing ‘Dreams’ and Barbara Streisand’s ‘People who need People’ are top notch, and a highlight of the evening, making it obvious that a lot of time and effort went in to researching her impersonations of these performers. The audience was being taken on a musical journey that kept me smiling the whole evening. If I could have had a wish, it would have been to see even more of the impersonations that this talented performer seems to do so beautifully. Her rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” had me dancing on the Disco floor
Lizann’s latest musical adventure, “ELIZA” [pronounced: “Eh-lee-zah”], is a project that she wrote, performed and produced and is getting air time in over a dozen stations. (www.eliza-muzic.com) This versatile singer can do the gamut. I have never had the privilege of seeing a singer that could command music from so many eras and genres. A night of 1950’s rock through 1970s disco. A little bit of country, definitely some blues and a contemporary sounds that makes you wonder if there is anything this singer can’t perform.
I am currently on the look out for a performance of her Heart Tribute band, “DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY” (www.dognbutterfly.com). I have seen few singer/impersonators with such a wide range of talent and skill when it comes to impersonations, Lizann Warner is most certainly one of those performers.
This is most definitely a show that can be appreciated and enjoyed by all ages. It’s a family evening, though you may want to just leave the kids at home and enjoy a night out with dinner, drinks and a show that will have you feeling good long after it’s over.
Lizann Warner currently performs at Chef George’s Picasso Lounge every Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Chef George’s Picasso Lounge
40100 Washington St # 125, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Lizann Warner: www.lizannwarner.com
Dee Jae Cox, is a playwright, director and producer. She is the Cofounder and Artistic Director for The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project and the host of KPTR 1450’s hit radio show, “California Woman 411” in Palm Springs.