Long Beach Charles Phoenix
Ontario, California native Charles Phoenix loves to celebrate mid-century life and style. For more than 12 years, his massive collection of flea market-found vintage slides have inspired his live Retro Slide Show performances, “Slide of the Week” Facebook postings, and colorful coffee table books – including Southern California in the 50s and Americana the Beautiful. Phoenix has appeared on The Conan Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and is a frequent contributor to NPR. In addition to his popular slide show performances and school bus “field trip” tours, Phoenix is the original creator of pie-cake combo dessert, the Cherpumple, the Astro Weenie Christmas Tree and other culinary inventions.
On Saturday, April 2, Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix returns to Fourth Street’s Retro Row for a new installment of LONG BEACHLAND — his live comedy slide show performance celebrating all the wonderful, weird, and historic elements that make Long Beach everyone’s favorite city-by-the-sea.
Celebrate our epic City by the Sea and experience a whole new side of Long Beach as Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix sweeps you away on a time travel adventure extravaganza through Long Beach’s past and present! With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles will reveal his guide to underrated, undiscovered and overlooked local landmarks through the very best of his found vintage slides of Long Beach.
Prepare for your holiday spirit to skyrocket when pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix returns to the iconic Art Theatre in Long Beach on Saturday December 7th, 2013 to spread holiday cheer with a slyly entertaining live comedy performance that celebrates mid-century holiday life and style.
Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style Comedy Show Hosted By Celebrated Author & Frequent NPR Contributor & Martha Stewart Guest; Followed by reception/book signing at inretrospect on 4th at 6:30pm
National and local pride will swell when pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix brings his one-man comedy show to the iconic Art Theatre in Long Beach on Oct.