Friday, June 14, 2013

Bingo Bash in Pasadena June 23

BINGO! in the One Colorado Courtyard
Sunday, June 23, 4p – 7p

With callers Charles Phoenix & Legendary Bingo’s Jeffery Bowman, AKA “Bingo Boy”
plus the accordion and guitar stylings of Mrs. Hobbs & Kesh

Open to the public.  Free fun for everyone. 

One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

About Charles Phoenix: Known as the “Ambassador of Americana,” author and humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates classic and kitsch pop culture in his retro slide show performances, roller skating variety shows, test kitchen concoctions, coffee table books and Slide of the Week emails. Phoenix also provides commentary for NPR, and has whipped up culinary creations with Conan and Martha Stewart.The LA Times says, “Call him the King of Retro,” and LA WEEKLY anointed him “Kodachrome King.”

About Jeffery Bowman:  Jeffery “Bingo Boy” Bowman created Legendary Bingo in 1998 as a fun way to encourage fundraising with a younger demographic. “Legendary Bingo” is now considered a LA cultural landmark, held weekly across the southland at various venues, and at charity events, private parties and corporate events. The City of West Hollywood commemorated Legendary Bingo’s 10th anniversary by proclaiming the date “Legendary Bingo Day.”

About Mrs. Hobbs & Kesh: Mrs. Hobbs is a chanteuse, accordionist and Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar girl.  Recent collaborations include the gypsy-influenced “Big In Bremen,” the folky former duo Ketchup Soup and Free Reed Conspiracy (Daniel Corral's all accordion ensemble). Hobb’s has performed at Make Music Pasadena, House of Blues, Fais Do Do, The New LA Folk Festival, Abbot Kinney Festival, Santa Barbara French Festival, Witzend and more. Kesh brings the spirit of the Russian gypsies to music, playing guitar and ukulele, and singing classic Russian songs of woe as well as original and cover songs in English from rock to reggae to blues. 

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