Saturday, July 5 at 7:30 PM at Georgie’s Alibi Azul Patio Restaurant in Palm Springs

By Lisa Morgan

Three lovely ladies, each elite, professional singers, personalities and actresses in their own rite, are being brought together to entertain the masses for a free show at Georgie’s Alibi Azul Patio Restaurant. These classy lasses are sure to make the desert night even hotter for this venue known for diverse and consistent entertainment offerings as well as their fantastic tapas inspired lounge and bar. These musical ladies are Eve Holmes, Allison Annalora and Carol Kamenis.

Eve Holmes: I heard about this event from my first class friend who has been a constant support to the music of many throughout the desert. Eve is a woman of many passions and pursuits. “My first love is actually traveling,” shared Eve to my surprise. “I was just in Spain and Italy,” she beamed. “Then of course, dancing and then singing. Of course baking and photography are a passion too. Never studied singing, but did study ballet and tap for 8 years. I use to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire’s Studios in Los Angeles for about a year and a half. I am a pretty good salsa dancer, and can keep up with people younger than I.” I had no problem believing this statement whatsoever.

Eve made her entertainment debut at the adorable age of 6 at none other than the world famous Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City. I enjoy performing most of all and making people smile, sing, cry… I perform at senior assisting living places where the residents really enjoy that I can sing songs from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and they can sing along with me.” She went on, “I also I do well with performing for little children and enjoy doing charity events. I think I am more of a performer and personality instead of a great singer… I get by. When I auditioned for Disneyland in the 70’s, the fellow doing the casting, after seeing over 150 girls, said to me, ‘If you can sing half as good as you look, you’ve got the job.’” Eva laughed as she added, “I got the job.”


Carol Kamenis: Carol started performing at 4 1/2 years old with her singing and tap dancing. By age 6, Carol was known as “The Little Atom Bombshell” by Hollywood columnists. She began recording songs at the age of 8: “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and “Can’t Do The Boogie In School” with Red Callender & Orchestra

Her hit recordings were many: “Three Stars” in 1959 with Tommy Dee, a tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper & Richie Valens; “You’ll Never Never Know”/ “Gee Gosh, Gosh Oh Gee” in 1961; and “Shook Out Of Shape” / “Keep Talkin” in 1962.

Her television appearances are just as impressive. She appeared on Art Laboe, Art Linkletter, Ina Ray Hutton, Spade Cooley, Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Telethon, Al Jarvis, Doyle O’Dell, Hollywood Road To Fame, Back Stage with N.T.G, Bob Shanon, and Junior Rangers of America (Phoenix, AZ). Her many stage appearances include the Shrine Auditorium (Christmas Benefit With The Star), Masquer’s Clubs, Hollywood USO, Camp Pendelton, Camp Roberts, Corriganville Movie Ranch (every Sunday for 3 years), Veterans Hospital (Sawtell), Children’s Hospital (Los Angeles), Sportsman Lodge (Sherman Oaks), Moose Club, Elks Club, Chase Hotel with Manny Mendoza & Orchestra (Santa Monica), Beverly Hills Hotel with Manny Harmon & Orchestra, Wilshire Ebell Theater and so many more.

Carol has also appeared in cinema:

– “Love Is Better Than Ever” – (Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Parks) MGM- 1950

– “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies” – Morgan-Steckler Productions -1964

Relocating to Palm Springs in late 2006, Carol joined Bella da Ball’s Cabaret Family, performing at The Rainbow, Hotel ZOSO, Shakers, Hunters, DINKS Ultra Lounge, AZUL, Georgie’s ALIBI, Palm Springs PRIDE Big Top Cabaret, and Idyllwild Rustic Theatre New Year’s Eve Extravaganza among others and has donated her talents to numerous benefits and fundraisers including Friends of Palm Springs Animal Shelter, SAVE A PET, Interfaith Spiritual Center, and Desert Aids Project.

Allison Lenore Annalora: According to this ravishing singer’s colorful bio, “Torch singers are not created, they’re born with an innate talent, though it may take a life-time of experience to nurture those raw gifts into a unique and memorable sound.” A current resident of Palm Springs, Allison is a self-proclaimed, “sassy” torch singer. She is a blonde, female crooner, who specializes in the power ballads of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, along with show-stopping Broadway tunes. An attractive, woman with talent to spare, she’s more than ready to don the sequins, take possession of the pink-gelled spotlight center-stage, and fulfill her destiny –not simply knowing the lyrics, but having lived them.

Adopted as an infant, a curious Allison located her birth family in 1992 and discovered several relatives who had musical backgrounds, including her great-grandfather who sang professionally at the turn of the previous century. Allison’s birth mother had sung in Cabarets and her biological brother currently sings and plays drums for a cover band in the Seattle area. This new-found knowledge of a musical heritage not only fascinated Allison, but convinced her to pursue her life-long aspiration of becoming a professional singer herself. When a determined Ms. Annalora relocated to Palm Springs, California, in 2004, she went to work on turning a wistful dream into a true career reality. She made this happen first, by obtaining qualified training and second, by performing whenever, wherever she could. Her perseverance has paid off. “I see myself as a story teller,” shared Allison, with a glint in her captivating blue eyes. “I’m relating to the audience a feeling, a memory, a connection between people. Interpretation is the key to understanding what the words mean and enjoying the subtly of the music. I haven’t done my job unless there is palpable emotion from the crowd.”

Some of her many venues include the Rainbow Cactus Cabaret, Hotel Zoso Cabaret, Dink’s Restaurant and Cabaret, Cafe Palete, in Palm Springs. She was also a finalist at the McCallum Theater’s Open Call 2010.

With all three of these enchanting divas performing together, it is sure to be and amazing night at Georgie’s Alibi Azul Patio Restaurant. The show is free, but reservations are recommended. You can call them at (760) 325-5533. The venue is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs in the historic 1934 General Telephone Company building: 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive.