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HERE IS MY COLUMN FOR THE CURRENT ISSUE:
MARCH - APRIL 2020 PALM SPRINGS COLUMN
Seems like every time you blink in the desert something else opens or starts live entertainment. New in town is AsiaSF Palm Springs located in the old Hacienda, formerly Old Creek House (where we did open mic on Friday and Saturdays for 6 months before they closed), and before thatit was Cedar Creek Inn. Anyway, its interior décor has been transformed into the most cutting-edge venue in the desert. It is their 2nd location, the other in San Francisco offering 'cabaret' dinner shows for a successful 22 years. It isn't the same cabaret as you might find in this magazine, its more burlesque style entertainment featuring Transgender women that lip-sync to familiar pop songs by a variety of artists - and they do it incredibly well with lavish costumes, professional choreography, and lip-sync done nearly undetectable by ladies that are drop dead gorgeous. Shows are included with your 3-course fix price dinner with several choices in each course and run around $50 - $60. Shows happen most nights so check out the web site: palmsprings.asiasf.com Also stepping up the entertainmentis Wang's In The Desert, maybe because the rumor is there's a new owner. I know Keisha D is there Saturday nights with her regular guest David Bader. The Showroom at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs is upping their game as well, recently Bobbie Taylor appeared with some of her talented friends so maybe there will be more to come? And finally, Mr. Lyons Steak House in Palm Springs began entertainment starting with Leanna Rodgers And The Jive.
Of course, my Cabaret On Sundays Series is going well and already have a list of people ready for date in the Summer Season that begins in June running through September. Coming up in March 1 is Johnny Spinks in This Land Is Your Land, March 8 is Vocolacity in Harmony Reigns featuring Daryl Bair, Dede Ondishsko, Laura Stave, and Kim Halter, March 15 is Vicki Knight in It's Long, Long While - My Year In Song, Keisha D, who received her Star on the Palm Springs Walk in January, is March 22 with A Country Soul Cabaret, finishing March 29 is Pat McCann Sings About Practically Everything, April has Ter Gallagher with Ter's Sensational Seventieth Selebration on April 5, no show Easter Sunday, Sydney Weisman April 19 with High Heels In The Jungle, and Stephanie Trudeau from New York on April 26 in Chevela: Think Of Me. If you have a completed show you want to submit for the summer season, please email me.
Coming to Michael Holmes' Purple Room are Natalie Douglas in Back To Barbra on March 6, Scot Bruce in Elvis: The Early Years March 14, Marilyn Maye has 3 nights March 19, 20, and 21, Branden and James are March 28 in The Lady Gaga Songbook, Palm Springs Jump is April 22, Scot Bruce is back again April 11, Mia Karter and The Winehouse Experience is April 17 and 18, and more to be announced. Plus, Keisha D Mondays, Rose Mallett Tuesdays, Michael Holmes Trio with Keisha D Wednesdays, and Sharon Sills on Thursdays are the on-going shows. Frankie's in Cathedral City has Open Mic Thursdays with Joel Baker on piano now in their Back Room Supper Club, PS Underground continues in Palm Springs with themed dinner shows, not sure what is going on at Club Indigo in Palm Springs, Copa in Palm Springs features regulars Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart, and Wayne Abravanel in The Mod Squad Variety Show on Thursdays, followed by Bella Da Ball in The Lipstick Cabaret Revue, and Derrik Lewis Trio entertain Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Coral Seas Lounge at Tropicale. David Green continues his Musical Theater University Broadway At The River Dinner Show Series at Acqua California Bistro in Rancho Mirage, plus at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Ranch Mirage High School he will present The Wedding Singer April 3, 4, and 5. Frank's Place at Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Indian Wells has Terri Olsen with The Perfect Blend on Tuesdays, and she's joined by Patricia Welch on Wednesdays for Broadway's Best, then Patricia is there solo on Thursdays. There's also Vicky's Of Santa Fe with regular no cover entertainment throughout the week. Les Michaels and Joel Baker are Saturday nights at AJ's On The Green with Cabaret On The Green Open Mic. Unfortunately, my Cabaret Supper Club Tuesdays there finished after 5 weeks but it opened them up to having some more one-nighters. Michael D'Angelo is at Chef George's Picasso Lounge Tuesdays & Thursdays. Denny Pezin is Fridays & Saturdays in the Sonora Room at Embassy Suites. Stacy's Piano Bar in Palm Springs has scheduled a rotation of performers. Studio One11 has piano bar Wednesday and Sundays, Bernie's in Rancho Mirage has live entertainment nightly as well as Runway in Cathedral City on weekends, Pete's Hideaway in Palm Springs, Woody's in Palm Springs, Nicolino's in Cathedral City, and Melvyn's in Palm Springs, where Mikael Healey has his long-running Sunday Jam featuring many locals and sometimes an out of town celebrity drops in to do a few tunes.
Theater-wise, March and April will have; Beautiful Thing March 6 - 29 at Desert Rose Playhouse. Desert Theatre Works has become a major player since moving to their home at IPAC in Indio and will present The Producer's March 13 - 29, then Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat April 3 - 19. Palm Canyon Theatre presents Sordid Lives March 26 - 29, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown April 10 - 19, then Boys In The Band April 30 - May 3. Desert Ensemble Theatre has How To Survive The Apocalypse March 13 - 22, then Man And Wife April 17 - 26. Limoncarr Desert Theatricals at Rancho Mirage Amphitheater presents David Burnham Mostly Broadway March 28, then Mamma Mia is there April 17 and 18. Playing at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert will have Chicago The Musical March 13 - 15, A Toast To Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme April 4, and their annual Open Call 2020 Talent Performance April 17 and 18. CV Rep in Cathedral City will present The City Of Conversation Marxh 11 - 29, and Native Gardens April 22 - May 10. And at Annenberg Theatre at Palm Springs Art Museum is Max Von Essen March 9, 10, and 11. Jeremy Jordan March 14, Daryl Davis Accidental Courtesy March 15, Beth Leavel April 6, 7, and 8, Megan Hilty April 11, and Diane Schuur It's A Schuur Thing featuring Coachella Valley Symphony on April 19.
There is much more you can check out in my weekly newsletter on-line at lesmichaels.com and to submit news email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE THEATER:
COMING THIS WINTER SEASON:
THE REMAINING SHOWS FOR THIS
WINTER SEASON HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS.
WE WILL ATTEMPT TO BRING THEM
BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR
RESCHEDULE THEM FOR THE SUMMER
SEASON IF POSSIBLE.
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE
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IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?
IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW!
I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.
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