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Tony Nominee Sharon McNight sings ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ at The Palm!

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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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Mexican Law of the Temporary Importation of Vehicles, Motorcycles, Sea Vessels and MotorHome, February 20, Puerto Vallarta

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DEAR FRIENDS, This is a presentation from Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) and Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) Mexico of the Mexican Law of the Temporary Importation of Vehicles, Motorcycles, Sea Vessels and Motor Homes , provided by the U.S. Consular Agent Kelly Trainor

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Party At Puerto Vallarta , Feb 11, 2013

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With over 1000 people attending the Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras Masquerade Party on the new Los Muertos Pier, we can now safely announce that Mardi Gras will continue to be a Vallarta tradition.

The musical performances at the 2013 Masquerade Party opened with Sylvie and Jorge who also continued through the evening as the hosts of the show. Daniel Portela, Diamente Negro and Cristian Ogaz, Alberto Mejia, Miss Conception, Jorge Acosta and Beata and Eduardo Leon all gave those attending the Pier Party the show of the year. The combination of the music, the costumes and the lights on the pier was magical.

The Carnaval Committee is comprised of Tim Longpre of PVRPV, Tom Finley of Bar Frida, Rick Hepting of PVScene, Bill Hevener of RK Supplement and BuenFlex Clothing. Tracy Parks of the Palm Theater helped with organizing the entertainment.

Many thanks are due to the Vallarta Police Department, the Vallarta Bomberos, the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes, the sound crew, and the local restaurants and bars who joined in the party providing masks and libations.

A very special thank you goes out to Carlos Gerard Guzmán, the Puerto Vallarta Director of Tourism, who, above anyone else, made this show possible.
This year we did the pier. Next year we take it to the streets …

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Sarah Hepting pic´s  from www.VallartaScene.com

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Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan brings his ‘Stories I Can’t Tell Mama’ to The Palm Feb. 15-27, 2013

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Actor and comedian, Leslie Jordan is a small town man with a giant propensity for scene stealing. Best known for his raucous, outrageous recurring role as Karen Walker’s nemesis Beverley Leslie on the television classic Will & Grace (garnering an Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 2006) as well as his career defining role as ‘Brother Boy’ in both the original film Sordid Lives and the recent Logo TV sensation, Sordid Lives, The Prequel, Leslie begins his long-awaited run at The Palm on Friday, Feb. 15 with an already sold-out opening night (don’t worry: 7 performances follow). Leslie is also well known for his outrageous and memorable appearances in commercials and hit television shows including Reba, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Alley McBeal, Boston Legal, Murphy Brown, Monk and as a series regular on the 80′s sitcom Hearts Afire. Most recently, Jordan gave us a brief yet indelible splash performance (cartwheels anyone?) in the Academy Award winning box office sensation The Help.

A veteran of the live stage as well, his one-man autobiographical shows include Hysterical Blindness, and other Southern Maladies That Have Affected My Life Thus Far, Full of Gin & Regret, Stories I Can’t Tell Mama (which he’ll perform in Vallarta), Deck Them Halls Y’All and My Trip Down the Pink Carpet which was based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name and filmed as an HBO Special. Mr. Jordan also won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of Preston Leroy, the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores hit play Southern Baptist Sissies.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for ‘Stories I Can’t Tell Mama’ are 350 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 show will run Feb. 15 (sold out), 17, 22, 24 at 10pm and Feb. 18, 20, 25, 27 at 8pm. A warm-up cocktail party is planned at Casa Cupula and their top-rated restaurant TASTE (www.casacupula.com) as part of their 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm just prior to the 10pm opening night performance. The public is invited. Leslie Jordan will be on hand to say hello and share a laugh or two, before he heads down the hill to The Palm that night.

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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THE PALM CABARET AND BAR KICKS OFF EXCITING NEW SEASON!

 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:  From Broadway legend and Tony Nominee, Sharon McNight, to the hilarious Emmy-Award winning Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, The Help) telling his “Stories I Can’t Tell My Mama” to local singer, Jorge Acosta, The Palm Cabaret has many surprises, musical treats and laughs in store for you this season.  Returning favorites like Kim Kuzma, Joanna and Sol Rose, add to the excitement.  “You won’t want to miss a single artist this season!  The line-up is the best we’ve ever had.” says Mark Rome, founder of the Palm.

     Kicking off Thanksgiving Week and the 2012/2013 season, returning for his third consecutive season, is the hilarious (and often touching) vocal impressionist, singer and comedian Mark Alan Smith.  Mark Alan opens on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10pm and runs through Thanksgiving week. “All of Mark Alan’s character voices are live. There is never any lip synch in these shows,” says Tracy Parks, entertainment coordinator for The Palm, “although people constantly ask at the door ‘was that really his voice?’ Yes, it was, I tell them.”

     Joining the Thanksgiving line-up with two special shows of her own is the charming and beautiful, Chi Chi Rones (aka Emmy Award Winning writer and singer Peter Garcia).  Chi Chi is famous for her Los Muertos beach parachute entrance to Puerto Vallarta last season and her burro serenades down Olas Altas.  Her show opens Monday, Nov. 19 at 8pm for two consecutive nights.  Chi Chi will be a frequent guest artist at The Palm, making numerous appearances as Chi Chi has decided to take a break from Hollywood and spend the winter with us in her home country of Mexico!

     Thanksgiving week also brings back the hilarious Joanna, “The Gal with a Gazillion Voices”, who always keeps the crowd coming back for more.  Joanna has many new characters (all live, no lip synch), stories, and stage games in store for her lively audiences in her newly titled show, “Joanna’s Funhouse” which will open Tuesday Nov. 20 and run each Tuesday and Saturday at 10pm thru the season.

     Vallarta’s favorite Canadian songstress, the gorgeous Kim Kuzma, is in rehearsals for her new ‘Unplugged with Spanish Guitars’ Show, the sell-out hit of last season which is scheduled to return on Nov. 25 at 7pm and run each Sunday at 7pm.  Kim’s new solo show will be at 10pm on Wednesdays thru the season.

     To make attending shows easier, follow The Palm’s website:  www.ThePalmPV.com to be sure you don’t miss upcoming headliners like Leslie Jordan, Sharon McNight, Toronto’s Miss Conception, Kelly Mantle (nephew of Mickey), Amy and Freddy, Del Shores (Sordid Lives), Sol Rose, Michael Holmes in The Judy Show and the return of the fabulous Joelle Rabu!  Theatre goers can also purchase tickets for all the Act II Entertainment shows scheduled this season including “The Rocky Horror Show” currently playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays thru Dec. 29.  Tickets for all shows may be purchased online and sent to ‘will call’ for pick up (no need to print) again this year with a credit card/PayPal.

     The Palm is located at Olas Altas 508.  The Box Office opens 3 hours before show time.  You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.  You may also phone the club at 322 222 0277 starting at 5pm nightly.

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The Dog House celebrates one year in Puerto Vallarta!

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As the ghouls and goblins retire from tonight’s Halloween activities, The Dog House prepares for its first anniversary on Thursday with specials and free give-a-ways.

 Among a dizzying swath of restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, The Dog House has quickly become a favorite with locals and visitors.  The glowing finger-lickin’ good testimonials have skyrocketed on TripAdvisor and have rewarded The Dog House proprietors and friendly staff as one of  “The Top Three” eateries around the Bay.

 In celebration of the one year anniversary, both Dog House locations, Ignacio L. Vallarta 237 (in front of Paco’s Ranch) and Pino Saurez 212 (next to PVRPV), will be offering TWO-FOR-ONE mouth-watering -sweet chorizo and smoky polish sausage  to the first 100 customers.  In addition, guests “checking in” to their favorite social networking sites on Thursday will receive a limited edition tote bag bearing the popular Dog House logo.

For more information, including hours, maps and full menu, visit www.thedoghousepv.com

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PV litter clean up NOV 14TH your invited!

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As a travel destination and our home Puerto Vallarta’s most valuable asset is the amazing natural beauty.To compete for tourism and preserve the environment and our own quality of life we need care for our home you can help, the next highway clean up will be November 14th 2012, the previous in July was a wonderful success and a very small group of volunteers were able to accomplish an impressive clean up of 6 km of highway filling over 45 jumbo garbage bags with trash that would have ended up in the ocean this time we are going to clean the entire highway from town to Mismaloya. We welcome all volunteers, property owners and are optimistic that the new city hall will help make this work.

DATE: NOVEMBER 14 2012
WHERE: HIGHWAY 200, from the Pemex Station in town to Mismaloya
VOLUNTEERS: Meet at the PEMEX station near town
TIME: 8AM
PROPERTY BUSINESS OWNERS: we ask you and your staff to clean the larea 500 meters on either side of your property and leave in the designated garbage pick-up spot. We have a truck and will pick up and dispose of the trash. At 12 noon approx.
It is proven that an area free of garbage and graffiti is most likely not to attract trash, graffiti and crime, making for higher property values, more tourism and a stronger economy. We all benefit from a clean environment, from our personal health to our overall happiness.
Thank you
PEACE MEXICO

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PEACE’s Action for Food program hits the ground running in Puerto Vallarta

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We are excited to announce the launch of the PEACE Action for Food program in Puerto Vallarta!

The PEACE “PV Protectores Action for Food” program is funded  by the proceeds from the PEACE Puerto Vallarta Home Tours, an initiative run completely by volunteers.  

Attendance for the tours was up 12% last season and the tours grossed over $250,000 pesos which was banked until September (or Septihambre as it’s known locally because it’s the month when hunger is at its highest being the slowest month of the year in tourism) at which time the new Action for Food program was started that tour funds support. 

Action for Food is a program where people living in some of the poorest colonias in the Vallarta area meet with members of PEACE and identify work projects in their community such as removing graffiti from buildings, cleaning trash, painting schools, weeding public areas, etc.  Two hours of volunteering on the project gives each person a food basket containing 10 meals. 

Here are the numbers from the beginning of the program in September. It has been widely successful! 

  • Total number of participants: 48
  • Estimated number of people benefited: 200
  • Neighborhoods worked in: Paso Ancho & Col. Buenos Aires.

The population is responding very well. We have more people asking to be participants than we can currently afford to support, which is our incentive for growing the tours.

Tours will resume on Tuesday, November 20th and will end on March 26th  although we’ll be closed on December 25th and January 1st.  We hope to increase ticket sales once again this season so we’re able to help even more of those in need.

For more information on the PEACE Home Tours or to make a reservation please visit:

http://www.peacemexico.org/social_businesses/peace_home_tours

http://www.peacehometourpv.com/PEACE_Home_Tour/Welcome.html

 https://www.facebook.com/Peace.Home.Tours?ref=ts

For more information about the “Protectores Action for Food” program please contact: ceci@peacemexico.org

A BIG THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HELP TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM A SUCCESS!!!

 

Writting by: PEACE Mexico.

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Community-wide Scavenger Hunt to benefit Pasitos de Luz in Puerto Vallarta

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From beach venders and four-legged animals to murals and landmarks, participating four-person teams will leave no clue unturned as they walk around Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town on Saturday afternoon, July 21st from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM for the inaugural community-wide Scavenger Hunt to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a local organization that treats children with disabilities.

Pre and post-hunt festivities take place at Nacho Daddy´s Mex Tex Restaurant & Bar located at 180 Basilio Badillo. Team entry is $500 pesos. Individuals are also encouraged to participate and will be assigned accordingly.Event organizers Tim Longre of PVRPV, Lori Lorenzen of Rio Amapas Private Luxury Residences and Charlotte Semple, Carole Fast of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates promise a fun day for all of the teams as they search key locations around town using their Smartphone’s to document their progress. Winning teams will be selected based on completion time, and accumulated points and various categories at the after-party. The championship team will receive a $5,000 peso cash prize while other finalists and team goers vie for other prizes including travel getaways, dining vouchers, artwork, wine and more.

To register your TEAM please send an email to Tim@pvrpv.com including all 4 team members full name, email addresses and TEAM name. TEAMS are limited so register as soon as possible. For more information you can also find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/276941489070275/

ABOUT PASITOS DE LUZ…

Pasitos de Luz is a 7am – 7pm rehabilitation center that provides FREE medical, educational, nutritional and well being services to 120 (60 on a daily basis, 60 rotating) children with severe disabilities (quadriplegic, Down syndrome, hunters syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, total and partial paralysis, sequelae of meningitis, hydrocephaly and muscular dystrophy). Because of the intensive assistance requirements of these special children, the cost for their care is higher than for most children in Mexico. Many of the children at Pasitos de Luz cannot feed themselves; sit, stand or move without help; speak or hear; and most, ranging in age from 1 year to 20 years, wear diapers. 100% of the funds raised at this event will go towards caring for our children. In addition to caring for our children, we also need to cover our operating costs (electricity, gas, water). Our operations areentirely funded though donations from individuals or events such as this one. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit us. Our location is Exiquio Corona 545, Col. Bobadilla ▪ Tel / Fax: + 52 (322) 299-3605 pasitosdeluz@gmail.com, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.





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Firefighters’ fundraiser surpasses expectations

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It is the quintessential romance food. It’s family food. It’s comfort food for the lonely heart. It’s party food that friends love to eat. It’s a favorite with the kids. Most importantly, the food that Marco Polo brought to Europe from the Far East in the late 13th century also serves as the foundation for a great fundraiser for the heroic men and women who put themselves in harm’s way every day…our Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards.

On Saturday afternoon, June 9th, the fire trucks and lifeguard equipment were moved to the street to transform the Puerto Vallarta Department in to a temporary dining hall to accommodate 250 hungry and benevolent Banderas Bay visitors and residents for the Second Annual Spaghetti Friend-Raiser which generated in excess of $50,000 pesos. Monies raised have been earmarked for the purchase of special life-saving equipment and training. In addition to the funds, event-goers contributed to “Bring-a-Thing” and donated items like bandages, disposable gloves, over-the counter medicine and array of items that are used on a daily basis.
In addition to a plethora of pastas, sumptuous salads and decadent desserts, guests enjoyed live music provided by Jaime Vegas of Paradise Plaza, Department tour, firefighter and lifeguard exhibition, live auction and raffle.Sponsors and patrons included Andale Restaurant, Barra Light, Bocon Di Vino , Candy’s Pasteleria, ChuckMallory, Costa Sur, Cupocity, Daquiri Dicks , Dreams, Ernesto Castillon, Fiesta Americana, Hotel BuenaVentura Holiday Inn , Hotel Barcelo , Hotel Costa Sur, Hotel Presidente, Irma Guzman Roblyer, Inter Continental, Isabel Olivares, Jaime Vega, Los Chatos,Marriott CasaMagna Resort & Spa, Margaret Souder, Melia, No Way Jose , Pan & Que?, Pie in the Sky, PortoBello, PVRPV, Ricotta, Salud Super Food, Sheraton, Suspiro’s Pasteleria, Vallarta Torre, VelasVallarta and Villa del Palmar. Kelly Trainor, Bert Ramirez, Cindy DuChateau Ramirez and Gary Green served as the organizing committee.

“I am in awe of the support of local businesses and the outpouring of support from residents and visitors alike.” commented Lic. Hiram Fernandez Abundis, Department Director “It was great to see so many people walking up to our firefighters and lifeguards and thank them for keeping the community safe.”

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