Stephen Holden on Ute Lemper

The NYTimes reviews the singular diva at Joe’s Pub: “As “The Bukowski Project” opens, Mr. Gierig is typing on a manual typewriter at the piano on which Ms. Lemper, in shadow, sprawls on her back, her legs extended to the ceiling. Soon his ambient keyboard music evokes a ’40s film-noir mood that is carried in many directions. Once Ms. Lemper begins singing, her mocking, haughty, Marlene Dietrich-like persona takes over. With her supple voice, she can caress you one minute, then shock you a moment later with horror-movie yowls.”

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