Spencer Theatre Presents Charo, 7/16

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (108 Spencer Rd., Airport Highway 220 in Alto) present flamenco guitarist and stage entertainer, Charo. While taking a break from her Vegas show at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Charo comes to the Spencer Theater on Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m., blending heart and soul in classical Flamenco masterpieces. Accompanied by her multi-instrumental band, this will be an evening full of fast-finger strumming, unique style and playful wit. Excellent seats are available for $79 & $76. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets.

Born in the town of Murcia, Spain, Charo learned to play the guitar at an early age and studied under the legendary Flamenco guitarist, Andres Segovia. Becoming a recording artist in her early teens, Charo caught the attention of famed Latin Band leader Xavier Cugat who invited her to join his band's tour at all the major casinos in Las Vegas. Soon, Charo began performing as a solo artist at the Congo Room at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, sharing the stage with the likes of Johnny Carson and George Burns, and launched her American recording career with tunes that became major hits at nightclubs worldwide.

Charo has twice been voted the "Best Classical Flamenco Guitarist in the World" by Guitar Player Magazine and is a winner of the Billboard International Latin Music Award. The prestigious honors continue with recognition as Female Pop Album of the Year Award for her flamenco inspired platinum album, Guitar Passion, and her dance club hit - España Cañí, which won Charo a 2009 World Dance Music Award Nomination.

She's forever known for her flamboyant stage presence (she was one of Johnny Carson's favorite guest stars and appeared on "The Love Boat" more than any other star), her provocative outfits, loveable accent and her trademark phrase "cuchi-cuchi", but it is Charo's mastery of the guitar that keeps her shinning bright in the spotlights year upon year. Please visit her website for more information: www.charo.com

Spencer Theater is a world-class performance hall located in the Sacramento Mountain settlement of Alto, about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso. Unique architecture, outstanding acoustics, intimate seating, and excellent artistry are the Spencer's celebrated features. The elegant, award-winning hall, which first raised its curtains in 1997, seats 514, with no seats farther than 67 feet from the 4,770 square-foot stage. The Spencer also has a 964 square-foot outdoor stage that can seat 1,500. From its Spanish mica-flecked limestone face to the crystal lobby, the building itself is a work of art. Free public tours are offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.


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