March 1 , 2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs
Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz both consider Linda Ronstadt a key influence upon their singing as well as a role model for strong women everywhere, so in 2013 when they heard she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease – and also learned that the singer had no intention of letting the affliction define her life, much less turn her into the object of public pity – they decided to put together a tribute covering material spanning Ronstadt’s entire career, stretching back to the late ’60s. They’re calling it Love is a Rose, and the show is clearly a labor of love for the pair, who designed it as a two-set experience for the audience – greatest hits, fan favorites, and even unheralded B-sides.