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Tony Nominee Sharon McNight sings ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ at The Palm!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tony Nominee Sharon McNight begins her hilarious show “Songs to Offend Almost Everyone” at 10pm on Sunday, March 10 at The Palm Cabaret and Bar (508 Olas Altas, southside/zona romantica). Her show (with live pianist) continues March 11, 12, 13, 15 and 18 at 8pm. This is a rare opportunity to catch this one of a kind show.
Sharon McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in “Starmites”, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony award nomination as “Best Leading Actress in a Musical” for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre Worlds Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut”.
New York magazine’s John Simon said “Sharon McNight is a winner” and Al Hirschfeld did a caricature of her.
The singer/comedienne’s regional credits include Amanda McBroom’s “Heartbeats” at the Pasadena Playhouse, and an award winning Dolly in “Hello, Dolly” at the Peninsula Civic Light Opera (a role she repeated in her hometown, Modesto). Sharon was Sister Hubert in “Nunsense” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she received the Bay Area Critics Circle award for “Best Performance in a Musical”. She is the narrator of the documentary, “There That Night,” the story of the Provincetown, Massachusetts fire, and was featured in the A & E documentary, “It’s Burlesque”, for her research on Mae West and Sophie Tucker.
McNight began her career is San Francisco where she received her Master of Arts degree in directing from San Francisco State. She taught at City College of S.F. and has been a master teacher at the Eugene O’Neill Center and is currently on the faculty of the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. She was recently chosen as one of the 50 most influential people in cabaret for 2010: – “A tireless performer who will drop everything to perform in any benefit with a cause, the Tony-nominated McNight can sing anything and make it her own” – NiteLifeExchange.com.
She has played from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall and anywhere the check doesn’t bounce. She has won six San Francisco Cabaret Gold awards, 3 Cable Car awards, a MAC award, a Bistro award, and received a Nightlife award from New York’s critics for her Best Musical Comedy show, “Ladies, Compose Yourselves!”, featuring songs by “living” female composers. Other songs include “Betty, Betty, Bette”, celebrating the screen legends Grable, Hutton & Davis; “Songs To Offend Almost Everyone”, a throwback to the party records of the 50′s mixed with political and social satire; “Gone, But Not Forgotten”, a tribute to the late ladies of stage & screen – Merman, Martha Raye, Madeline Kahn, Patsy Cline, & Judy Garland. In contrast is “The Sophie Tucker Songbook” which contains the music of the one-woman show based on the show business legend. The “Songbook” debuted at New York’s Rainbow & Stars as part of the ASCAP Sunday night showcase. Since then, she developed it into a one-woman musical, “Red Hot Mama”, which was work-shopped at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Lucille Lortell’s White Barn Theatre, and finished a successful three month run Off-Broadway at the York Theatre.
She has six solo recordings to her credit. Her eclectic repertory ranges from blues to country (yes, she yodels) to good old-fashioned entertainment. The Los Angeles Times called her “one of the great wonders of the musical stage”. She is most noted for her movie reenactment of The Wizard of OZ and for being one of the few real women to impersonate Bette Davis.
As an only child, her parents kept her busy with all kinds of lessons: ballet, tap, hula, social dancing, flute and piano. She is single and lives in Hollywood. She has been the forefront in the fight against AIDS since the early eighties, and was featured in Randy Shilt’s book “And the Band Played On”. She was chosen twice as the honorary chair of the San Francisco AIDS Emergency Fund, and was one of two heterosexual women chosen as the Grand Marshall of San Francisco’s Gay Parade.
Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ are 250 pesos (plus two drinks minimum) and may be purchased online at www.ThePalmPV.com or at the door starting 2 hours before showtime each evening.
The Palm is well known for bringing top notch, cutting edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, 80 seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambience of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled 7 nights per week with two different shows nightly. A full calendar of performances is available online at www.thepalmpv.com . The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas 508. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.
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One of Puerto Vallarta’s premier vacation rental agencies has just celebrated its 7th anniversary. PVRPV first opened its doors for business on March 1, 2005. Tim Longpré, who is originally from Toronto, and his staff of 3, represented 50 properties out of their small office located at 152 Francisca Rodriguez.
In 2008, the business moved to its present location, at 210 Pino Suarez. Tim and his able staff of 24, boasting collectively 500 years of experience in the rental industry, currently represent over 500 properties located throughout the area.
PVRPV is pro-active in the community co-sponsoring events such as Charity Bingo for four years. The first three seasons of Charity Bingo raised over $360,000 pesos for Pasitos de Luz, the local daycare center for handicapped children.
During the swine flu outbreak in the summer of 2009, the PVRPV offices became the staging area for a huge food drive, organized to assist those in need.
In 2011, PVRPV co-sponsored the first annual Mob Flash Dance to promote tourism in Puerto Vallarta.
Additionally, the company took an active role in organizing the 2012 Mardi Gras Parade.
The list of community service projects is long and will continue into the future.
The PVRPV office is also the local drop off spot for all donations for all charitable organizations in the community. The PVRPV team is tireless, multi-talented and is adept at multi-tasking. Tim depends heavily on his loyal staff for community service projects and they always deliver 110%.
Even with all the extra-curricular activities, the agency has served thousands of satisfied vacationers over the years. Below is a small sample of how customers have rated their Puerto Vallarta experiences:
“Overall we were very impressed with PVRPV. When making reservations we found you polite, friendly and prompt. The transfer and meet at the apartment was totally perfect—very impressed. Will recommend you to our friends—great service.”
“Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much for the great holiday. Wayne”
“This was our 4th consecutive year booking with you and we have already booked for next year. We are all quite satisfied with PVRPV and have recommended you to numerous friends.”
“Always a great job. No worries. Kirk.”
Customer service is an extremely important commodity, one that often falls by the wayside in far too many businesses. PVRPV’s continued success in a very competitive market prompted Tim to develop and heavily rely on a 5* rating system, especially designed to pinpoint customer service weaknesses. The agency continuously rates, on average, 4.5*. Their reputation is renowned and well deserved.
The innovative creation of an automated booking system for owners and customers, has streamlined reservations coordination.
Tim’s sister, Lina, joined the team 4 years ago and recently became a partner, making PVRPV even more of a family concern.
PVRPV will soon be moving their offices to 130 Ignacio L. Vallarta, the Riviera Molino Building. Watch for the grand opening of this beautiful space sometime in May 2012.
Congratulations, PVRPV and here’s wishing you many more successful years.
PVRPV – The largest and most popular site for Puerto Vallarta Vacation Services.
Pino Suarez 210 – Puerto Vallarta, Jal. – México 48380
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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie
|Anticipation was running high when I arrived at Nacho Daddy to participate in the second and final Bingo game benefiting Asilo San Juan Diego, Puerto Vallarta’s home for seniors. Once again, the restaurant was filled with eager faces. Once again, many were unfamiliar to me but that’s a good thing. The word is out. The exceptional Nacho Daddy wait staff was serving drinks and food with alacrity. I and my guest took a seat at Tom’s table.
It was a treat to learn that Juan Carlos would be calling Bingo, assisted by the lovely Lina of PVRPV. Carole, our capable 50/50 raffle chica was working the room, but she wasn’t as exuberant as usual. No matter, everyone bought tickets. San Juan is such a worthy cause and everyone involved was determined to raise as much money as possible.
A gentleman from New Zealand carried in the cutest little dog. He was hoping to adopt the poor thing out as he was unable to return to New Zealand with an animal. I don’t know if our friend was successful. I hope so. Another dog was present in the room, though I doubt the owner would have given this beautiful Samoyed up for all the tortillas in Mexico. What an amazingly well trained animal. The brightest white fur and the sweetest face I’ve ever seen on a Samoyed. What a treat. Yes, folks. One can bring one’s well-behaved dog into many restaurants in Mexico.
Enough about dogs. Last week I promised to tell you the history of Bingo. I went to Wikipedia for the information. It’s pretty boring so I’m not going to expound on it much except to say Bingo is usually played as a gambling game or as a way to raise funds for worthy causes, churches, etc … just like we’re doing … and has been around, in the US, at least, since 1920. It actually originated as a lottery game in Italy around 1530. So, that’s kind of interesting but I think it’s the players who make our games exciting. There are very serious Bingo players out there, some playing as many as 30 cards at a time! This usually occurs in Casino Bingo where the players use daubers, not beads. Anyway, I’m never bored at our Bingo nights and I like using beads. Oh my gosh! Can you imagine using beads on 30 cards? One bump of the table and …
Robin was selling the Big Raffle tickets. What an exciting gift this time. A “Romance Basket.” Oooo, lah, lah. My whole table bought tickets…the basket contained a bottle of fine champagne and two flutes compliments of Trattoria Michel, a gift certificate for a visit for two to Metamorfosis Day Spa, delicious chocolates compliments of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and a gift of 2 dozen roses from Eden Flores. Many thanks to those businesses who donated their products to this beautiful prize package.
Well, after purchasing our cards, 50/50 raffle tickets, Big Raffle tickets, food and beverages we were ready to get underway. When Juan Carlos had the group’s attention (90 in number!), he called the first letter/number…N-41. Suddenly, a parade started up the street. Music, noise-makers, marchers all in bright pink shirts. The march was to bring awareness to breast cancer. The small group only took around 60 seconds to get past us and we were able to continue. The first game was won by a rather shy person…Laarle Spiess, who raised his hand to signify his bingo. Tim almost missed it. Liz Miller won game 2 and shared the win of game 3 with Lili Velazquez. Game 4 was won by Larry Wright. Once underway, the first half went very quickly. Before we knew it, it was half-time. We all know the drill: more food and drink orders, the other break, the stretch and walk outside to check out the sunset, final raffle ticket purchases.
We began anew with game 5, won by Toby Morris. Game 6 was won by a professional Bingo player … Cheryl Sellers brought her own buttons to use as markers. That raised the discussion about our colorful beads. Over the months, they’ve gotten sticky. Yours truly volunteered to take them home and give them a good bath. I’ll probably just stick them in the pool and swoosh them around a bit. One of my table mates suggested that I grind them into squares so they won’t roll. I had another suggestion for him. Anyway, the beads are currently in my possession. Don’t worry. They’ll be back for our first game on November 8th.
The 50/50 raffle jackpot came in at $3,900 pesos with $1,950 going to Wendy Feldman, the holder of the winning ticket. Congratulations Wendy! Thank you for making the trip from Xtapa to join us. Dennis Smith was the lucky winner of the Big Raffle “Romance Basket”, valued at $4,500 pesos. Congratulations to you, Dennis! Enjoy.
Game 7 was won by Pierre Paquette and game 8, Blackout, was won by Drew Baldridge.
Congratulations to all our game winners and thank you for coming out and helping to make the event a success. Your generosity helped to raise a whopping $11,240 pesos, bringing the combined total to $22,287 for Asilo San Juan Diego. Give yourselves a big round of applause!
|None of this would be possible without the hardworking administrative committee of Charity Bingo, namely Tim of PVRPV, Lori of Rio Amapas-Private Luxury Residences, and Charlotte and Carole of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates. Our other volunteers include Robin, Lina, Juan Carlos and Oscar. Many thanks to all of you for your generosity. Charity Bingo wouldn’t happen without your tireless efforts.|
Don’t forget that in November we will play Bingo for Casa Hogar, the local children’s orphanage. A wish list will be published soon. Donations for all of our causes can be made anytime at the PVRPV office, Pino Suarez #210 in Old Town, but, if you bring something from the wish list on Bingo night, you qualify for an extra card, FREE! Doesn’t get much better than that.
See you Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 for another exciting evening of Charity Bingo!
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We take a bite out of your hunger!
Puerto Vallarta’s The Dog House to Open on November 1st
Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco) — Let’s talk about hypothetical situations. You’re in Old Town Puerto Vallarta craving a hot dog. Something you would expect from a baseball stadium. You see a place called The Dog House and immediately think, “they must mean serious business.” They do. “Whether it’s the next food trend in the city or the correction of a hole in our culinary repertoire, this might end up being the year of the hot dog.” noted business partners, Agustin Rocha, Tim Longpre and Gary Green.
The Dog House, slated to open on Tuesday night, November 1st at Pacos Ranch on Ignacio L Vallarta, is a unique restaurant concept offering customers a variety of artisan sausage meats. Choose from char-grilled, Polish and Italian sausage, brats, chorizo and chicken specialties tucked in a fresh baked roll and topped with an array of condiments. Less adventurous eaters will find comfort in the traditional bacon-wrapped all-beef hot dog available with all the trimmings.
Besides sumptuous sausage, our friendly staff — Ana and Francisco — and hard-to-beat prices, one of the major driving factors behind the anticipated success of The Dog House is the way that they’ve taken advantage of social media, in particular Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, to engage customers and the community.
The Dog House will be open from 10:00pm to 6am Tuesday through Sunday.
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This year the staff worked hard to complete some big changes and they are thrilled about showing off for a sensational winter season starting October 1, 2011. The new look includes The Deli, which moved from Venustiano Carranza to right inside the restaurant at Olas Altas 314, really convenient.
The Deli will continue to serve up its famous baked goods, sensational salads and sandwiches. New this year will be daily specials including quiches and soups. All of this is available to go for beach picnics, office lunches, parties on your patio or when you are just searching for the best light snack.
October is the month when a good number of snowbirds return. The Daiquiri Dick’s staff wants to extend a special welcome back to all Canadians by offering them a 10 percent discount all month long. A proper ID such as a passport or driver’s license must be shown when you place your order.
The maple leaf festivities will also include Canadian Thanksgiving on October 10th with turkey and all the trimmings. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and reservations are recommended. You do not need to be from Canada to enjoy this tasty meal.
Mark your calendar and get ready for The Deli Re-Grand Opening Party, Saturday, October 22nd from 4 to 7pm. Meet the lively Solo Exitos DJ, Jessica Sanchez, who will be hosting the event. There will be samples of The Deli’s famous food and a free raffle for a bevy of prizes. Winners must be present to collect their goodies.
Canadian Thanksgiving Menu
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Three course dinner: Select one item from each part of the menu or select one starter and one entree item and substitute your dessert for a national drink or glass of house wine. $330 pesos per person
Spicy Corn Soup flavored with Chipotle Chiles and topped with red bell pepper cream
Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Pears and a Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette
Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing, with cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes and gravy
Apple and Maple Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Pie
Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe
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Amazing and luxurious Condo for Rent in Puerto Vallarta that features, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 6) stay in the most privileged and perfect location in Puerto Vallarta at Residencies Molino De Agua in the Romantic Zone, an idyllic combination of Old Town convenience and Beach Front elegance.
Walk in minutes to everything from this all on one floor suite with more than 3,000 square feet of stunning living space. Your taxi will drop you steps from your totally accessible condo with semi private elevator; the most exquisite view awaits you.
You will sleep cradled on luxurious bed toppers and pillows, topped mattresses, and between superb linens. Snuggle on one of two king beds or a queen bed. The gourmet kitchen features slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances including convection oven, microwave, gas range, garbage disposal, a refrigerator and a myriad of small! A gas BBQ on the balcony is built-in with a marble countertop and wet bar. More features include marble floors throughout the home, ceiling fans, cable TV and full air conditioning with separate controls in every room. Free telephone service to the US and Canada could save you hundreds of dollars and a local telephone connects you with restaurants, taxis, or our concierge service.
Going shopping in Puerto Vallarta for groceries and beverages it is just a block away from this your condo. Swim up to the bar in the heated infinity pool, wonder the lush flowering gardens with fountains and hammocks or sunbathe poolside on private sand or marble terraces. To the north, the tranquil Cuale River flows, and on the west, the Malecon gate of this secure community opens to direct beach access and the beachfront walk. You will be a few blocks from the World Famous “Blue Chairs” and the best entertainment, shopping, culture, and mouth watering dining from tamale stands to elegant restaurants with note-worthy chefs from around the world. You will be at the heart of the Puerto Vallarta way of life.
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