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Cover:  $30 // Show:  8:00 pm

Maria Conchita Alonso is a Film star, Theater and TV Actress and a singer/song/writer that has contributed to the entertainment industry in over 70 films, 10 telenovelas, plays, 15 movies of the week and miniseries and in over 100 episodes of television on HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, CBS, Hallmark and Lifetime to name a few.

Alonso was named "Hispanic Woman of the Year" by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, and received a Bravo Award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual or Act in a Variety/Musical.
Won a Golden Eagle Awards for outstanding performer of the year; An Alma Award for Outstanding Actress in Made-for TV Movie. La Femme International Awards gave her the "Pioneer Award". Best actress nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the film CAUGHT. And received the Hispanic Entertainer of the Year Cinco de Mayo award.

Maria's musical talents are highly recognized. Multiple number one albums, platinum and gold record sales contributing to three Grammy nominations. Her first gold album and number one song in the charts was "Love Maniac" in 1979, under the name of A'mbar, after that followed her second number one with "The Witch" and soon after "Dangerous Rhythm". As soon as she moved to Los Angeles, the label A&M signed her, her first CD (album back then) was called "Maria Conchita" and "Acariciame" was her first single and first international number one followed by "Noche de Copas" (where Herb Alpert played the trumpet), "La Loca", "O Ella O Yo", and many others. She was asked by Giorgio Moroder to write spanish lyrics to and sing "Vamos a Bailar" a songwritten and produced by Moroder to be part of the soundtrack and the film "Scarface". The song instantly became a classic amongst Spanish speakers. As her three first albums from Venezuela were recorded in English, it was her fourth album “ Maria Conchita", in Spanish, that made her an international singing star, and gave her, her first Grammy nommination as "Best Latin Artist".

She made her Hollywood film debut in 1984 in Moscow on the Hudson with Robin Williams, and also starred in movies like Extreme Prejudice, The Running Man, Predator 2, The House of the Spirits, Vampire's Kiss, Colors, amongst many others. She was the first Latin-born actress to star on a Broadway show, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Alonso also acted in romantic comedies as Chasing Papi (2003), The Princess and the Barrio Boy (2001), Without Man (2011)
Alonso was cast to play Eva Longoria's mother on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives and also guest starred in the Latin version Amas de Casa Desesperadas for Univision Network. She was a guest star in the live-action film of the comic book El Muerto and in the film Material Girls in 2006 with Hilary Duff.

She hosted and produced a weekly Spanish-language variety Show in Mexico, “ Picante", and a daily day talk show for Telemundo "Al Dia con Maria Conchita"; and as a Speaker her topics are as a political activist of Venezuela/Cuba, an animal activist and her fight against anorexia and bulimia.

Alonso also hosted VH1's Viva Hollywood! in 2008 with Carlos Ponce. She portrayed Sam in the Werewolf horror film "Wolf Moon", which was directed by Dana Mennie in 2011.

Alonso shot Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem, in 2013. Since early 2014 Maria has been on tour performing concerts in Latin American, South America and Mexico in over 40 major cities. She's back in the studio recording new songs in both English and Spanish language and is in pre-production of "In A Little Spanish Town" which will be her 4th film staring with Edward James Olmos.

Maria will be singing a selection of American standards as well as a variety of songs from her personal collection of hits.