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CHARLES PHOENIX: ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Stand-up Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style

The Shannon Center
6760 Painter Ave


Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere. With his keen expertise and unbridled enthusiasm, Charles shares the stories and glories of his…Read More


 

 

PALM SPRINGS, CA

CHARLES PHOENIX: ALOHALAND
Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Be prepared for your Aloha spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a fun-filled midcentury Hawaiian slide show extravaganza. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball…Read More


 

Charles Phoenix Ventura

Humorist Phoenix takes a Disneyfied look at the city; All ears in L.A.

Story by Jeff Favre

Downtown Los Angeles tends to get overlooked by visitors, with most of them quickly popping in and out to catch a play or see a museum exhibit — and nothing else.

But Charles Phoenix — a humorist and professional tour guide/showman — sees downtown with such childhood wonderment that to him it rivals the most magical place on Earth. So he created the Disneyland Tour of Downtown Los Angeles.

If he’s true to his word, his next downtown tour, beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 27, might be the last chance to learn from a man who knows his stuff about some of the city’s most unusual and kitschy places.

“I’ve been doing this tour since 2004,” said Phoenix, who also conducts slide shows featuring perhaps the world’s largest Kodachrome slide collection. “I used to do it a few times a year. It’s not an easy tour to do, but people keep begging me to do it again. I’ve said the last few times that it would be the last one, and I really think this one will be it.”

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