Flamingos first to land at Tech’s Performing Arts Series

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Join in the fun, when The Pink Flamingos Express bring their party music from across the decades to Macey Center on Friday, Sept. 18.

This rollicking good time opens the 2009-2010 season for New Mexico Tech’s Performing Arts Series. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m., but get there early enough to buy your membership in PAS for the entire season.

 

The “Pinks” have built a reputation on their ability to get audiences involved. Throughout their non-stop performance they have the audience out of their seats, on their feet and up on the stage all night long. With outrageous original costumes and choreography, and the best of rock, R&B, disco, country and contemporary music, it’s an evening of entertainment that will be long remembered.

First State Bank is PAS’s partner for this event. Local sponsors are Presbyterian Socorro General Hospital, El Camino Restaurant and El Matador Lounge.

The Pink Flamingos have more than 20 years experience in convention entertainment. They are one of the most successful, dynamic and unique troupes touring the United States and the world. They have traveled throughout Europe, representing the United States at The World Cup Soccer Finals in Paris, performing for Federal Express in Monte Carlo, as well as for Ameritech in Brussels for two consecutive years.

They count among their clients and friends the best of the Fortune 500: AT&T, Ford, GM, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Boeing, AOL, Intel, Nokia, Yamaha and DaimlerChrysler, to name a few, and have been named the Official Band of the INC. 500.

“I have received many requests to bring the Pink Flamingos to Socorro,” said Performing Arts Series Director Ronna Kalish, “from local luminaries such as Holm Bursum IV, of First State Bank, and Blake Gerard, of Socorro Office Supply.

“People who have attended a Flamingos event at corporate conventions and conferences say they are just about the most entertaining performers they have ever seen,” Kalish continued.

Although the Pink Flamingos are usually on the road, their home base just happens to be north of Albuquerque.

“We finally managed to snag them for Socorro’s Performing Arts Series! I’m very excited,” Kalish said.

Before the concert, Tech Club-Club Macey holds a social in Macey Center, from 5-7 p.m., with tropical appetizers. TCCM is a social club for people 21 and over. There is a $5 cover charge if you are not a TCCM member.

Tickets for the show are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and over, and $12 for youth 17 and under. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at New Mexico Tech Cashier’s Office (second floor of Fidel Center), Brownbilt Shoes & Western Wear, and Sofia’s Kitchen.

Admission is free to full-time New Mexico Tech students — those who are taking at least 6 credit hours and show a valid ID. Students should pick up their tickets in advance at the Tech Bookstore.

For more information, contact PAS at 575-835-5688; or send an e-mail to pas@admin.nmt.edu. Visit the Web site at nmtpas.org.