Ripley will offer a free concert at the Kennedy Center Tuesday, Feb. 25. The 6 PM concert marks the third time the singer-actress has performed at the Millennium stage; her latest visit will feature her own compositions backed by husband/guitarist Shannon Ford. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located in Washington, D.C., at 2700 F. Street. For more information, go to www.kennedy-center.org. Ripley will also return to Joe's Pub for a concert with Angie Aparo on Sunday, March 2. The 9 PM concert will feature tunes from Ripley's solo CD, "Everything's Fine," as well as other tunes that she has composed. Angie Aparo's debut album, "The American" (Arista), features the single "Cry," which was recently recorded by country star Faith Hill.
Tickets for the March 2 concert are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. Reservations may also be made by calling Joe's Pub at (212) 539 8778. Joe's Pub — named for the late Joseph Papp, who founded The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival — is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Go to www.publictheater.org for more information.
Alice Ripley earned a Tony nomination for her performance as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the musical Side Show. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Les Misérables and in the City Center Encores! production of Li'l Abner as well as the concert run of King David. This past summer, Ripley starred in the Kennedy Center's production of Company and recently reprised her role as fearful bride Amy on TV's "Kennedy Center Honors." Ripley's non-show recordings include two discs with Side Show co-star Emily Skinner — "Duets" and "Unsuspecting Hearts" — and a recording of her own songs, "Everything's Fine."