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Rock Picks: Lizzo brings music and a message of body positivity to Cat’s Cradle

Lizzo will perform Wednesday, June 14, at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
Lizzo will perform Wednesday, June 14, at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions

Watching the hit parade, you could be forgiven for thinking that just about every performer on earth was a supermodel in desperate need of a cheeseburger. So it’s refreshing indeed to contemplate Lizzo (real name Melissa Jefferson), a fantastic Minneapolis-based emcee who is unafraid to show off her every-woman curves while spieling a message of body positivity that deserves to resonate to every corner of the pop-culture universe. Lizzo’s set at South By Southwest this past March was one of the best I saw down there, and she’ll bring the show to Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle on Wednesday.

Doors open at 7 p.m., Brooke Candy starts things off at 8 and tickets are $18-$20. See catscradle.com for details.

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