The next event in the Maple Leaf Community Series will be a performance by Divapalooza on March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College’s Dahl Chapel.
Tickets are $25 at the door for the show, which is titled “Rippin’ the Roof Off.”
Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Divapalooza is an ensemble of three outstanding singers backed up by guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Audience members might feel they are watching Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Bette Midler all together on one stage. Janelle Lauer tears it up as the expansive rhythm and blues powerhouse; Jane Pini is the embodiment of a true ’60s rock and roll acid queen; and Lynne Rothrock hits the perfect balance between elegant, beautiful vocals and saucy, hilarious stage banter.