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KC and the Sunshine Band :: Tour Dates

KC and the Sunshine Band :: Tour Dates

They still got it!

Folks, I just found out KC & The Sunshine Band is near!!!

I have to tell you, back in the 1990’s I saw them 3 times – I was fortunate enough to live in the Raleigh area, and as I understand it, none other than Harry Wayne Casey (K.C.) lives or lived in a nearby town…hence, the reason I got to see him locally so many times. What energy and charisma! My God, it’s the best concert I’ve seen in my life, and I’ve seen over 30. The horn section is worth the prices of admission alone, but the backup singers still “got it” after all these decades!!!

~GO NOW and personally witness music history~

 

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Be sure to call venue to confirm schedule before traveling long distances.

DATE LOCATION DETAILS
04.04.2014
Dover Downs

Dover, DE
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04.05.2014
Private

Miami, FL
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04.17.2014
Enmore Theatre

Sydney, Australia
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04.18.2014
Hamer Hall

Melbourne, Austrailia
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04.19.2014
Tivoli Theatre

Brisbane, Australia
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04.21.2014
Bluesfest-Main Stage

Byron Bay, Australia
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04.25.2014
Plaza De Armas

Zacatecas, Mexico
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05.10.2014
Taste of Pinellas

St Petersburg, FL
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05.21.2014
Teatro Gran Rex

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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05.23.2014
Fundicao Progresso

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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05.24.2014
Clube Atletico Juventus

Sao Paolo, Brazil
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05.29.2014
Palacio De Los Deportes

Mexico City, MX
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05.30.2014
Auditorio Banamex

Monterrey, MX
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05.31.2014
Plaza De Toros Santa Maria

Queretaro,Mexico
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06.05.2014
Private

New Orleans, LA
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06.07.2014
The Ross School-Public Fundraiser

East Hampton, NY
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06.25.2014
Private

Miami, FL
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06.29.2014
WinStar World Casino

Thackerville, OK
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07.04.2014
Newport Dunes Resort Fourth Of July

Newport Beach, CA
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07.16.2014
Private

State Line, NV
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07.24.2014
Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Grand Rapids, MI
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07.25.2014
Private

Chicago, IL
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07.26.2014
Crystal Grand Music Theatre

Wisconson Dells,WI
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08.01.2014
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Biloxi, MS
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08.07.2014
Chumash Casino-Samala Showroom

Santa Ynez, CA
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08.08.2014
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa

Cabazon, CA
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08.08.2014
Gallo Center for The Arts

Modesto, CA
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08.16.2014
Tropicana Hotel and Casino

Atlantic City, NJ
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08.30.2014
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

DuQuoin, IL
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¡Feliz Navidad, Pancho Claus!

Ever heard of “Pancho Claus”?

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

Excerpt:

 

“HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. And he makes his grand entrance on lowriders or Harleys or led by a pack of burros instead of eight reindeer.

Meet Pancho Claus, the Tex-Mex Santa.

Amid all the talk about Santa Claus’ race, spawned by a Fox News commentator’s remarks that both Santa and Jesus were white, there is, in the Lone Star State, a Hispanic version of Santa in cities from the border to the plains — handing out gifts for low-income and at-risk children.

Born from the Chicano civil rights movement, Pancho Claus is a mostly Texas thing, historians say, though there may be one somewhere in California. Lorenzo Cano, a Mexican-American studies scholar at the University of Houston, says Pancho was apparently conceived north of the border as Mexican-Americans looked to “build a place and a space for themselves” in the 1970s. His rise coincided with a growing interest in Mexican art, Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day and other cultural events.

Now, Pancho is an adored Christmas fixture in many Texas cities.”

 
Photo By HELEN L. MONTOYA/E-N/File
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Rudy Martinez, aka Pancho Claus, poses with Tamales

Photo By Nick de la Torre/CHRONICLE 32 of 37 Robert Smith, standing in Brown Plaza in Del Rio, may be the only non-Hispanic Pancho Claus in the state. He says tourists from the U.S. and Mexico like to pose with him.

 

 

Photo By Betsy Blaney/AP 33 of 37 In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, photo, Julian Perez stands in his Pancho Claus suit in Lubbock, Texas. The retired 71-year-old has donned the Pancho Claus suit for 30 years to hand out gifts for low-income and at-risk children.

Photo By Eric Gay/AP 34 of 37 In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, photo, Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, right, walks through the halls of Knowlton Elementary School as he visits students, in San Antonio. Pancho Claus, a Tex-Mex Santa borne from the Chicano civil rights movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is now an adored Christmas fixture in many Texas cities.

¡Feliz Navidad, ya’ll!

NEW! Flamenco Dancer Silhouette

¡Flamenco!

Flamenco Dancer Silhouette t-shirts

WHERE IS SPRING?!

It’s gotta be Spring somewhere, right??

Folks, it’s literally snowing in my neck of the woods, and although I do love snow, I’m dreaming of warmer climes…like Florida!

Florida Airbrush Sunset magnets

Florida Airbrush Sunset mugs