Kim Kuzma’s extensive vocal range and sassy stage presence have earned her a reputation as a dynamic performer. Her casual often candid conversations with her audience have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing following of fans. Heard worldwide, Kim’s award winning debut CD Contradictions received rave reviews from critics and fans alike and held the No.1 spot on the HMV Vancouver Indie Sales Charts for over seven and a half months. The late Walt Grealis, founder of the Canadian Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy’s), called Contradictions, “pretty powerful stuff”.
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Kim and her band perform her sold-out hit Acoustico show on Sunday nights at 7:30 PM and Wednesday Night Fever show on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM.
Voted Canada’s Best Independent Artist in 2001 by fans at canadian-music.com, Kim Kuzma continues to build on her career collaborating with other artists and continuing to produce new music. She has written music for film and co-penned a song for singer Lara Fabian. Kim’s latest studio album was released in the Fall of 2005. Interlaced with the strong, soaring vocals that Kim is best known for, Who You Are is a bold new release from Kuzma. A pulsing collection of remixed pop songs and original dance music, this new album features a remix of Bagdad Café hit Calling You, The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows and Kim’s originals I’d Miss You, Come Along and the bond-esque Price You Pay. Recorded in San Francisco, this new album explores a side of Kim that her fans previously only experienced during her live shows. Humourous, upbeat, daring & sometimes provocative Who You Are is more representative of who Kim truly is.
Kuzma has performed across Canada, throughout the United States, South America and in Europe. She has shared the stage of the Palace of Fine Arts and The Castro Theatre with the renowned San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and opened for legendary singer Harry Belafonte in the wine country. Mister Marcus, a reporter and critic from the Bay Area calls Kim Kuzma, “An absolute hit with the audience”, and encouraged his readers to, “Keep an eye on this name!”
Also this month, ACT II brings Edie to the stage direct from Las Vegas, where she stars as, the Mistress of Sensuality, in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, Edie (famed drag diva Christopher Kenney) has also performed on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera with Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper, on the MTV Video Music Awards with Roseanne and on HBO’s “Sex and the City.
Don’t miss the final show for Edie “The Legs of Las Vegas” on Sunday December 14th at 9:30.
Act II brings Vallarta something new this December with Swingin’ On a Star. Elizabeth Ensor, David Lyons, and Bob Bruneau have put together a trio that highlights the music of Johnny Mercer, and Jimmy Van Heusen.
These two powerhouses wrote for Hollywood, Broadway, and dominated the world of popular music from the 30’s through the 70’s. Frank Sinatra recorded over 70 songs of Jimmy Van Heusen; including Come, Fly With Me, and Ain’t That A Kick In the Head.
Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to over 1500 songs. You’ll hear a lot of his songs that will make you scratch your head and think, “I didn’t know he wrote that!” Some called him a genius, some called him a folk-poet, and some compared his lyrics to the writings of some of the great authors of the Deep South. He was, and still is “Savannah, Georgia’s Favorite Son.” His songs include: Moon River, Blues In the Night, and That Old Black Magic.
Both of these men, during their day, had personal fame that eclipsed their magnificent accomplishments. Both won four Academy Awards.
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It is our pleasure to give you just a glimpse into the world of music that Van Heusen and Mercer made possible.
December 13th at 7:30 PM, and December 15th at 9:30 PM