The third installment of Paco Ojeda’s Happy Birthday! tribute series at The Palm Cabaret and Bar is around the corner.
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This coming Sunday, February 8 at 4 pm (yes, it’s a matinee) he will be joined onstage once again by local favorite Kim Kuzma, along with the extraordinary Canadian singer Joëlle Rabu to pay tribute to American singer/songwriter Carole King. “It is only fitting to pay tribute to such a talented lady with two equally talented women,” commented Ojeda.
More often than not, when one thinks about Carole King’s accomplishments in American pop music, Tapestry, her seminal 1971 album comes to mind, with hits such as “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” In fact, Tapestry was released 43 years ago—on February 10—and it is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. However, King’s very first hit song, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” co-written with then husband Gerry Goffin for the American girl group The Shirelles, topped the charts in 1960, 11 years prior.
What was her professional and personal life like during those 11 years? “That is what will make this upcoming event truly interesting,” explained Ojeda. “The music industry was in flux and many external factors, from The Beatles and the rest of the British invasion to the social changes that went on in the United States during those decades, influenced popular music tremendously. We will explore this development through wonderful live performances of Carole King’s songs, as performed by Kim Kuzma and Joëlle Rabu.”
“Happy Birthday, Carole King” will be performed once at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, on Sunday, February 8, at 4 pm. The Palm is located at Olas Altas 508 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Tickets are available at the box office. For more information, please visit thepalmpv.com or paco-ojeda.com.
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The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambiance of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven days per week with two different shows nightly through April, 2015. The Palm also offers matinees at 4:00 p.m. on selected shows.
The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s Box Office, open 11:00-11:00 daily. A full calendar of performances, information and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.