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Les Michaels Memorial Concert and Benefit

28jan12:30 pm3:00 pmLes Michaels Memorial Concert and Benefit12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Les Michaels

Event Details

The Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert, CA presents The Les Michaels Memorial Concerts & Benefits on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.

Les Michaels, a cabaret producer and singer in Palm Springs and Los Angeles who presented an ongoing popular Open Mic Cabaret Series at the Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert for many years, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2022.

When Les passed many of the singers whom he provided performance opportunities for got together and said they needed to do something to preserve Les Michaels’ legacy in perpetuity and to honor him for his passion, work and love of the cabaret art form.”

They decided to raise monies in an effort to apply for consideration for a star for Les Michaels on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. In addition to setting up Go Fund Me Campaign at www.star4lesmichaels.com, they will be presenting three musical fundraising events, two in Palm Springs, and one in Los Angeles, to achieve our goal of raising $18,000.”

The first event in the campaign will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert, CA, hosted by Gregg Marx and Bonnie Gilgallon. Joel Baker and Wayne Abravenel will serve as Musical Directors.

The event will feature shared stories and remembrances of Les Michaels by 16 performers from his Cabaret Series, including singers: Francesa Amari, Keisha D, Jaci Davis, Ruthann De La Vega, Jerome Elliott, Douglas Graham, Marcia Harp, Vicki Knight, Jeffrey Lesser, Rose Mallett, Frankie Mamone, Pat McCann, Thom McMorris, Earl Mitchell, John Spinks and Leslie Tinnaro.

There is a $25 Suggested Donation for the January 28, 2023 event. Free Parking available at the Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Center. For questions, please call Francesca Amari at 616-364-8589 or visit online at www.star4lesmichaels.com for updated information.


(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Joslyn Center

73750 Catalina Way


$25. Suggested Donation