Bands for Hire ~ Variety Show

Open Birthday Jam!

Variety Show

Come and share your stuff - it’s fun! Especially in a black wig or funky hat!

Arms of Angels Benefit Concert

Variety Show

photo by Leigh Fitz

Music Benefit Show for Arms of Angel - More information on the organization is available at their website

Arms of Angels Executive Director Leigh Fitz was inspired to start the program after attending a similar one in Pennsylvania in 2006 with her daughter Madison, then 12 years old. All proceeds will cover program costs and help Arms of Angels provide services to more Monterey County families. For more information or to make silent auction donations please contact Ms. Fitz at or through the website.

From Russia With Love

Variety Show

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE An exotic and exciting Russian gypsy and folk music experience is the duo, "From Russia With Love" - featuring local (San Jose/Monterey) performers JULIA and SHURA. These two vocalists will steal your heart, as they sing of love, passion, happiness, sadness, and bring to their listeners the entire depth of the Russian soul, while Julia plays the piano keyboard along with Shura on the contra-bass balalaika. JULIA plays several instruments, and at the age of 16, won the International Music Competition Gold Medal Award. Julia Steward, M.A. is a Multilingual vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, world music dancer, International Music Competition Gold Medal Award winner at age 16. SHURA is also an internationally acclaimed singer, and while studying at UCLA, was winner of the prestigious Frank Sinatra Musical Awards Contest, Classical Vocal category. They both appear regularly in the San Francisco bay area with the Balka Balalaika Ensemble. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE will be performing June 23rd, Sunday evening, from 6 PM to 8 PM, at Ed’s Courtside Bistro in the Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club (185 Robley Rd / off Los Laureles Grade) restaurant, which will offer special Russian cuisine for this event. This Special Themed Music Pared Menu is specially prepared by Chef Robin Sachs for $19.95 Choice of Beef Strogonoff or Cashew Mushroom Strogonoff served over hand made egg noodles Fresh Green Salad and Golden Beet Borscht Non-members welcome. For reservations and information contact Kiki Wow Music productions : (831) 235 - 7662

Open Mic ~ Talent Showcase

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Get your time in front of an audience. Hone your performing skills. Get yourself out there and see what happens. Of course, practice makes you feel a lot better about playing - so now that you’ve rehearsed...why not share it? Come at 7pm and sign up. First come first serve. 2 songs each and then cycle through the list again. PA provided with mics and a six channel Mackie board and 2 JBL speakers. Bring a friend and just see what happens!


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SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE HOMELESS WOMEN OF MONTEREY A special musical fundraiser benefitting The Gathering of Women, a local non-profit organization that supports homeless women of the Monterey Peninsula, is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th from 1pm to 3pm at the Center for Spiritual Living (aka Carlton Hall) located at the corner of Pacific and Franklin Street in Monterey. Kiki Wow will be the Master of Ceremonies for this delightful afternoon showcase of 15 minute performance segments of various entertainers featuring tap group: The Tap Bananas, The Monterey Bay Belles Barbershop Chorus, Singer/songwriters Karie Hillary and Delaney Ann, Poetry/Writer and TV Host JW Winslow, along with a one-act short play by Harold E. Grice called “The Houseless Hussies”, a Ukulele Sing-a-long, as well as guest violinist Jackie Pierce to perform with Kiki Wow. Tickets at the door are $20 and all proceeds will go to The Gathering of Women in helping the homeless women of Monterey.

Fundraiser Concert for Homeless Women of Monterey

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Anne Burleigh`s Showcase

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Vocal Coach, ANNE BURLEIGH`s VOCAL SHOWCASE: In order of appearance: Jeffrey Thompson, Robb Hanse, Vanessa Williams Burkleo, Chelsea Johnson, Kiki Wow, Alicia Welch, Jonathan Morgandino, Nancy Williams, Sarah Andrews, Linda Gunn, Tamara Somerville and the Carmel Valley Singers

Robb & Linda

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Linda has a saying: “I breathe, I sing”. This is her way of saying that singing has been an important part of her life for as long as she can remember. She has a wide variety of experience in live theater; in comedy, drama and musical theater. She has performed both as a soloist as well as in various choirs. She toured with the Continental Singers in 2002, traveling to Bulgaria to perform in various cities throughout that country. She has been a student of Anne Burleigh’s for the past four years and credits Anne with changing her vocal range from a low alto to a high soprano. Thank you, Anne! Robb grew up around music. From a young age he was serenaded by the sounds of his mother singing with her two sisters in a popular trio. His father was a radio announcer by trade and sang duets with his mother from time to time. “I have a distinct memory of sneaking up on stage so I could stand next to Mom and Dad while they sang.” Robb has been studying voice for 10 years and performing locally for a number of years. Including the Cannery Rouges Barbershop Quartet, The Cypressaires Chorus and various local shows and venues. In In addition Robb enjoys designing costumes for stage. “The joy of singing is to experience how for a time it brings happiness to others.” Linda and Robb began singing together about a year ago. When they realized that their voices had a unique blend, they decided to continue singing together and have formed the duet they call Interlude. Although they will sing almost any type of music, they have a fond preference for music from the 1930’s to the 1970’s.