May 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM
"Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of them"
Charo, the talented and ageless entertainer, will perform Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Casino Hollywood, located on I-25 between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Tickets are $21.50 and can be purchased on line at www.sanfelipecasino.com. The event is open to persons age 21+.
Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of them. She one of the few whose name brings a smile to everyone’s face. She’s one of the few who deserve to be called a Master Performer. Since the 70′s, Charo, the musician, singer, comedienne, stage and screen performer, has been an integral proponent of contemporary Latin music. The spotlight on Charo has been shining brighter than ever since her acceptance of the Female Pop Album of the Year Award. She received this accolade at the Billboard International Latin Music Conference for her flamenco inspired platinum album, "Guitar Passion."
Charo is short for Rosario, her given name of Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. Born in the town of Murcia, Spain, Charo learned to play the guitar at an early age and studied under the world-famous master of flamenco guitar, Andrés Segovia. Charo is a household name, instantly recognizable for her witty humor, loveable accent and her mastery of the flamenco guitar. Charo’s trademark expression, “Cuchi-Cuchi,” has endeared her to the world and made the name Charo synonymous with fun and excitement.
Charo has appeared in countless hit television shows, including more than 45 appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and she has appeared on “The Love Boat” more than any other star. She also guest starred on “Sonny and Cher,” “The Carol Burnett Show,, and numerous appearances with Bob Hope and Sammy Davis, Jr. She’s also been a regular on “Hollywood Squares” and VH1’s “The Surreal Life.” Charo’s also appeared in the films “Moon Over Parador” with Richard Dreyfuss and “The Concorde: Airport ‘79”.
Currently, Charo is performing in her new show, "Charo in Concert: A Musical Sensation," at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to sold-out audiences. She is also busy promoting her CD "Charo and Guitar," a highly anticipated mixture of her patented rhythms and mastery of classical guitar. "Charo and Guitar" is a combination of the most exciting and original music of today and the most famous classical masterpieces in the world. Charo performs brilliantly and passionately on these powerful tracks, blending heart and soul with her unique flamenco style. This album breaks new ground by featuring and combining New Age Flamenco Pop with some of the greatest classical masterpieces ever written, and has become an international success with all audiences.
Following the success of "Guitar Passion," Charo released "Gusto" in 1997, a dance album which includes the hits “Give Me Cuchi” and her remake of “Besame Mucho.” After her son’s high school graduation, Charo returned to mainstream show production and headed for Las Vegas. In 2001, Charo headlined and produced "Bravo," at The Venetial Hotel & Casino, one of the hottest shows on the Strip. It was named “Best Variety Show in Las Vegas” by Time. "Bravo" ran for two years, chalking up rave reviews and the near mythical achievement of TWO standing ovations per night.