8th Annual Vaudeville Extravaganza! - Live Entertainment and Film
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The last date listed for 8th Annual Vaudeville Extravaganza! was Saturday September 15, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Los Angeles' Herencia Flamenca has earned a reputation as one of the West Coast's leading flamenco ensembles, blending a respect for the roots of flamenco with innovative style. The company puts on a show with performers representing flamenco traditions from across Spain, including two very talented and very different dancers originally from Barcelona: company co-founder Yolanda Arroyo and veteran performer Dolores Gimenez, making her U.S. debut after decades of success as a dancer and choreographer in Spain. The company's other co-founder, guitarist Paco Arroyo, hails from Cordoba, while guitarist Vicente Gelo comes from Seville, and singer Sonia Berbel and guitarist Fernando Mejias were both born in Madrid. All these and more will unite for a show that embodies the soul of flamenco, both elegant and explosive. Learn More
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Featured review from RichRed Velvet
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My family and I enjoyed the event. Our kids especially loved the "snake" routine. One comment - If this is going to be a family event, it would be great if it was over by 10:30. I wouldn't make the vaudeville section any shorter, maybe the movie section or the intermission.
Opening the show will be the enchanting gentlemen: The Night Blooming Jazzmen playing nostalgic music from the vaudeville era. Our show of shows continues with: Reid & Faversham A Tribute to Stan & Ollie; Farrah Siegel America’s Award-winning Yo-Yo Champion; Rusty & Griff The syncopated Swells, and Eric Buss, the Master of Foolology.
True to the vaudeville genre, the evening concludes on the big screen with a cartoon, vintage newsreel and two shorts: Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box (1932) and Larry, Moe and Curly in An Ache In Every Stake (1941).
From the late 1800’s through the early 20th Century, vaudeville was the common people’s theatrical experience. Across America and around the world, the wildly popular genre featured variety acts of countless descriptions and later included film programs. The Alex Film Society’s annual recreation of the nostalgic genre is the only vaudeville/classic film show produced regularly in Los Angeles.
Built in 1925, the lovingly restored Alex Theatre was reopened in 1994. It stands today as one of the most important surviving examples of grand Vaudeville and movie palaces of the early 20th century and one of the very few extant theatres with an open forecourt.