Francesca Amari presents “Different Drum: The Music of Linda Ronstadt”
at Palm Canyon Theatre Cabaret Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Palm Springs, Calif., (February 7, 2023) – One of the Coachella Valley’s Cabaret sweethearts, Francesca Amari, is bringing the music of Linda Ronstadt to Palm Canyon Theatre on Wednesday, February 15 – for one night only. Amari is an award-winning and versatile entertainer who’s performed at top-rated cabaret clubs from New York City to Hollywood, including Birdland Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room and the 92nd Street Y in NYC; The Gardenia, Catalina Jazz Club, and Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in L.A. Now calling the valley her home, she performs regularly at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in the “Mod Squad Variety Show,” and with PS Underground. She has also been known to fill the Purple Room Palm Springs.
Kay Kudukis wrote in Broadway World Palm Springs, “One of our brightest stars in Palm Springs is vocalist and cabaret artist, Francesca Amari. She’s a terrific singer, and I enjoy her performances around town, but it is her cabaret shows that really knock my socks off.”
And, now, Amari is bringing one of those special shows to PCT, produced by Rickie McCabe. “Different Drum: The Music of Linda Ronstadt” highlights the iconic songs of one of the biggest names in pop/rock music history. Earning 12 Grammys and selling more than 100 million albums, Ronstadt helped shape the music of the 1970s and 1980s. Amari pays tribute to Ronstadt’s ability to adapt to a diverse range of musical styles, including country, rock, jazz and Spanish-language classics.
“Linda Ronstadt has remained one of my three favorite singers of all time,” says Amari (the other two being Johnny Mathis and Ella Fitzgerald). “I literally have a visceral reaction the second I hear her gorgeous, pristine voice, and I have since I was a teenager. I’m so thrilled to celebrate the music of one of my idols and to do it at the historic Palm Canyon Theatre. It was pure joy to work with my friend and producer, Rickie McCabe to research and create the show.”
“Different Drum: The Music of Linda Ronstadt” is part of Palm Canyon Theatre’s new Cabaret Fundraising Series, which is running this season with a variety of one-night-only performances. Performers donate their time and talents, and each unique show supports the 26-year-old nonprofit theatre, its education programs and the culture it cultivates in the Coachella Valley. The Cabaret begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. All tickets are $30. Group discounts are available. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT Box Office at (760) 323-5123 or order online: PalmCanyonTheatre.org. The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Box Office hours are currently Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.