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Singer Marianne Dissard recently released her debut album, "L'entredeux."

Singer Marianne Dissard recently released her debut album, "L'entredeux."

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Dissard releases debut CD produced by Joey Burns

French chanteuse Marianne Dissard is spending a month in her adopted hometown, promoting her new CD, before embarking on a European tour with fellow Tucsonan Andrew Collberg.

Her debut album, “L’entredeux,” was co-written and produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns. The French-language disc features contributors John Convertino (Calexico) on drums; Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio) on piano, accordion, orchestrion, cimbalom and organ; Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson) on harmonica; Naïm Amor and Sammy Decoster (Tornado) among others.

According to Dissard’s Web site, “the lyrics to ‘L’entredeux,” tender and biting vignettes of love and other little lies, were written by Marianne in the fall 2004, in a borrowed bedroom in the barrio of Tucson, following the tumultuous meltdown of her marriage to longtime collaborator and fellow expatriate Amor (who contributed three songs to the CD).”

The title, Dissard explains, is “The “between two,” the interspace. Two countries, two languages, two loves maybe? ‘L’entredeux’ is the space where one hand lets go and floats free of the old.”

Dissard’s Tucson fans can hear selections from the new album during two performances this weekend. When and Where: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Price: no cover When and Where: 8 p.m. Saturday during Club Crawl at The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Price: $10 Info: www.mariannedissard.com

Artemis invites fans to sing along with her

Local singer Susan Artemis is celebrating the release of her new CD, “Rhapsody in Gershwin,” with a party and a Gershwin Sing-Along.

“I was inspired to do a singalong after seeing Hershey Felder’s one man show, ‘George Gershwin Alone,’ at the Arizona Theater Company last fall,” Artemis writes in an e-mail. “In it, Hershey impersonated George Gershwin in words and music.”

“Towards the end, he told of how George would rush to the party after whatever show he was working on (there would always be a party, of course) and take his position at the piano bench where he would lead a singalong,” she continues. “In honor of that memory, Hershey then proceeded to lead a singalong with the audience after the show.” When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Colors,5305 E. Speedway Blvd., Price: no cover Info: 323-1840, www.susanartemis.com

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Susan Artemis will celebrate the release of her new CD with a Gershwin Sing-Along Saturday at Colors.

Susan Artemis will celebrate the release of her new CD with a Gershwin Sing-Along Saturday at Colors.

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