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The Palm Cabaret welcomes new and returning artists for new season!

Press Release
Contact: Tracy Parks
Phone: (322) 168-9950
Email: pvmingo@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2011
THE PALM CABARET WELCOMES NEW ARTISTS AND RETURNING FAVORITES!
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Mark Rome and Tracy Parks, co-directors of the Palm Cabaret, have announced the cast for the coming season at the popular cabaret, which begins performances on November 18, 2011 with the return of singer Mark Alan Smith, a comedian and live vocal impressionist who played to standing ovations last season in Vallarta.

Opening November 20, 2011 is a new face in Vallarta, Randall Powell, who will lead his own colorful stage show on Sunday nights and emcee “The Lady Bunch” on Thursdays starring Vallarta’s own Diva, Angelica and Cristian. Randall will also accompany Alberto Mejia, from Mexico City, as he sings his Mexican and American standards for the US Thanksgiving crowds at The Palm. Sol Rose, the popular owner of La Bohemia Restaurant and a Vallarta legend, will do his holiday Broadway themed show on November 28: Swingin’ Sol II.

Los Bambinos, Vallarta’s “Favorite Local Musicians” (Virtual Vallarta’s Reader’s Choice), will return on Tuesday nights at 7pm during the season.

“We’re very excited to have so much talent here for the US Thanksgiving week. Your entertainment options this year are plenty,” says Mark Rome, who began the current cabaret concept at The Palm and has been associated with the club for most of the last ten years.

Kim Kuzma, the very popular Canadian singer who has become a favorite among Vallartans, returns in December along with the always funny Joanna, “The Gal with a Gazillion Voices”, another Vallarta favorite who keeps the crowds coming back for more each year!

Over Christmas week, “Chi Chi Rones” a singer from Los Angeles who has won an Emmy for his work writing for Disney, joins the cast and is sure to be a hit with his hilarious and often touching take on Mexican and American culture. Chi Chi’s New Year’s Eve show is going to start early and then join the street festival that is a tradition on Olas Altas each year on Dec. 31st.

The Kinsey Sicks, a four-part “Dragapella” singing group with a twisted sense of humor, bring not only their current show, but will launch their new show, “Electile Dysfunction”, at The Palm in January.

The super popular duo of Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allan of Chicago return to the Palm (after many years) in February for 5 shows only. Also in February, look for Michael Holmes’ “The Judy Show”, in which he impersonates Judy Garland and Pearl Bailey, among others, with stunning live vocals and humor. Wendy Ho, a popular parody artist, comedian and singer arrives in late March for two weeks.

“This year, with our new online ticketing option, guests can reserve seats securely through our website at http://www.ThePalmPV.com. Our full calendar and links to our artists pages will help ticket buyers make their choices,” adds Tracy Parks, who joined Rome this summer after producing shows last season in Vallarta.
“Shows often sold out in the past so patrons are encouraged to buy online this year. Seats will be held until 10 minutes before curtain.

The Palm is located at Olas Altas 508, just two doors south of La Piazetta Restaurant. 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 6pm nightly.

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Exciting New Season at the Palm Cabaret and Bar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

A few months ago, Mark Rome, who has been the show director at the Palm for many years, asked me to join forces and help bring new talent (to add to the already fantastic line-up of regulars) and ideas to the Palm in Puerto Vallarta.  I was thrilled and accepted the invitation immediately.  So, for the last few weeks, we’ve been meeting and collaborating with entertainers near and far to put together a season that will be the best yet at the Palm.  I must say, I’ve had a blast with it so far, and am really looking forward to the opening of the season mid November.  Most shows are already set thru April but a few surprises are in store that are still pending.  

Work has been going on inside the Palm also to create a better space for viewing the shows.  The two poles in the center of the show room have been “trimmed” and are skinnier, providing better sight lines.  The piano will be put to use much more this year.  It’s getting a good tune up and the DJ booth getting some new equipment.

So check out the website for the Palm at www.ThePalmPV.com and click on the shows and take a look at what’s in store.  I think you’ll be happy and want to come back again and again to see your favorites and our new entertainment options!  See you at the Palm for Season 2011-2012!

 

Farmer’s Market in Zona Romantica! Each Saturday…starting March 27, 2010

This press release was forwarded by good friend’s Charlotte and Carol who own Xocadiva Chocolates  in Vallarta.  About a year ago, Charlotte told me that this idea was in the works and I thought it was great.  Now, here it is!  They still have room for a few more vendors if you have something to sell. 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – All of the great cities of the world have a celebrated Farmers’ Market where locals and tourists can find the freshest of vegetables, hand-crafted artisanal foods and handicrafts: London has Covent Garden, Seattle has Pike Place Market, Vancouver has Granville Island, New Orleans has the French Market and now, Puerto Vallarta, has the Old Town Farmers’ Market.  Every Saturday, starting March 27, from 10 am to 1 pm, the new Paradise Community Center located at Pulpito #127 (across from Coco’s Restaurant) will come alive with the sites and smells of a good old-fashioned Farmers’ Market.

Only the freshest and finest fruits and vegetables, herbs and plants, preserves, coffee, organic products, baked goods (including diabetic and gluten free) and crafts will be available for sale.  Come browse the colorful tables showcasing unique homemade products all fresh from the oven or field.  Just imagine the rich aromas from the lavish displays: warm baked goods, tangy fruit, freshly roasted coffees and fragrant herbs.  Now you can experience this blend of fresh shopping and entertainment every Saturday in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

 If you have a product that you would like to sell and are interested in becoming a vendor, please e-mail oldtownfm@hotmail.com.  Please include your contact information and details about your product.

Join us every Saturday, starting March 27, from 10 am to 1 pm at the new Paradise Community Center located at Pulpito #127 (across from Coco’s Restaurant) for Puerto Vallarta’s own Old Town Farmers’ Market — a true thrill for the senses.

 

New Year’s Eve on Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

photos by Victor Irigoyen

These photos, from my friend Victor, taken around New Year’s Eve 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico are some of the most stunning I’ve seen of the scene on Los Muertos Beach and capture some of the hottest bodies in Mexico.  Enjoy. 

Visit Victor’s Blog for more! http://vicorp.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-years-eve-2009-2010-at-vallarta.html

 

There’s a burro at my window!

burroSince our condo is rented, I moved up the ravine a bit to a great little studio that a good friend, Pilar, rents out for next to nothing.  The location is great.  Right at the top of Olas Altas at Pillitas and then down in the river bed there…next to the little patch of land where they keep the two burros that entertain the guests each night at Andales Bar and Grill down the street.  Who knew?  I didn’t hear much overnight but this afternoon it started hee hawing pretty loudly about the time the guy came to get him to go to “work” at Andale’s.

Here’s how Pilar describes the studio: “Studio overlooks an arroyo with iguanas, birds, chachalacas, roosters, and donkeys. Must like dogs. For more information and availability, please send an email to pilitas1(at)yahoo.com”  Tell her Tracy sent ya.  Maybe she’ll buy me a drink or something.

The roosters, yep, a few of those out  there too.  They’re not too noisy either, compared to other roosters I’ve been around.  There’s a dog: Bingo, who is sorta the watch dog but he’s very nice to me.  And the friendliest animal on site is Rafa (Rafael) the siamese cat.  He took up on my rug the first day. 

By the way,  a rooster is what I’m going to be for Halloween…sorta.  I’ll show it to you next week if someone snaps a pic of me. 🙂  It’s pretty funny and I have my friend Dennis to thank for the idea.  It was the punchline of Dennis’ joke about a rooster that inpsired my costume…to be clear.

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Its pretty funny what you find when you start looking for pics of a burro on the internet. This photo almost inspired another idea for a costume. I'm thinking about pulling of a little donkey-napping for Halloween and riding around town like this....whatcha think? I might need both donkeys...I'm a big guy.