Downtown divas

With two of the ladies heading uptown this week, we revisit our list of ten local women every gay man should be obsessed with.



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Lady Rizo, neoretro chanteuse
Why you should be obsessed: In her regular late-night Unescorted series, the "caburlesque" singer Lady Rizo—alter ego of Amelia Zirin-Brown—specializes in retrocabaret versions of modern material, blending sass and class with a broad wink of her long lashes. Fans of vintage vocals head to Joe's Pub regularly to catch a view to the trill; Rizo has loaned her distinctively crackly retro voice—she sounds like an old blues record, scratches and all—to recordings by Moby and Yo-Yo Ma.—AF

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