Madeleine Peyroux at Great Lakes Center for the Arts
"Much like songbird Edith Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris. Just like the ‘little sparrow,' Madeleine befriended the city’s street musicians and made its Latin quarter her first performing stage. Years later, Peyroux would cite iconic Piaf as an influence on her music and record a rendition of the classic La Vie En Rose, soulfully capturing the tune’s romanticism and melancholy. Born in Athens, Georgia, in 1974, Madeleine “grew up in a house filled with music” and from an early age “instinctively realized music’s soothing power,” but it was her teenage years in the French capital that turned the childhood notion into an all-consuming vocation for life." Find out more at Great Lakes Center for the Arts.