PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale, will host “Ambassador of Americana” Charles Phoenix and his “Retro Holiday Slide Show” on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
Phoeneix will lead the audience on a hilarious, high-octane adventure into his colorful world of ‘flea-market found’ vintage and ‘mom and pop’ Kodachrome slides. With a keen eye for oddball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century images with colorful commentary celebrating the way we gifted, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the ’50s and ’60s. Festive holiday dress is highly encouraged.
Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, military and ages 12 and under. Tickets for all Palmdale Playhouse events may be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse, or at the Box Office beginning two hours before each show, 38334 10th St. East. For more information, call 661-267-5684.
More on Charles Phoenix
Charles Phoenix is a performer, humorist, chef and author. In his live shows, videos, media appearances and books, the self-proclaimed “retro daddy” explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present, and predicts retro-inspired future trends. Charles has shared his vintage images and culinary creations on TV with Conan and Martha Stewart and is often heard on National Public Radio. Los Angeles Times says “Call him the King of Retro”, and LA WEEKLY anointed him “Kodachrome King.”
He encourages people to “get in touch your inner Americana, embrace it, have a sense of humor about it, and proudly share it with the whole wide world.”
Read more about Charles Phoenix and view video clips of performances at www.charlesphoenix.com.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]