“Live Tribute to Judy Garland”
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by David de Alba)
I had a chance to review David de Alba, the Cuban Legend, a talented man whose impressions of Judy Garland bring back memories of the great superstar.
David de Alba mirrors Judy Garland’s mannerisms in every way from walking across the stage to her singing style. With an ability to appear natural and unrehearsed, David proves he is adept in his impressions.
If you have ever attended a performance of the great Judy Garland on stage or television, see David and compare his performance. If you have never seen Judy Garland this will awaken you to her wonderful songs.
Known in San Francisco for his “Live Tribute to Judy Garland” show, David appeared at the world famous Finocchio Club for a long run of 25 years. His bi-lingual presentation added so much to the show with three songs associated with his act- a mambo rock, “La Tómbola” and the classic version of “La Virgen de la Macarena” from Spain.
Most of David’s musical charts were created by Bill Bullard, pianist and conductor of the Golden Gate Theatre orchestra and the Finocchio Club musicians, among his many impressive credits.
David explained, “I am NOT a drag queen who has to lip sync to recordings, but I am an actor, singer-impressionist who has been written about in seven books because of my live stage presentations and I have been given several awards too….the critics call me ‘A Class Act’ because my shows were never done in a vulgar way.”
He will sing many songs associated with Miss Garland, narrate some funny anecdotes that Judy herself told during her many 1960’s TV appearances along with some personal anecdotes upon meeting Garland.
David’s fans and following were sorry to hear he moved to Las Vegas but David continued his show business career at night clubs, concerts, private parties and has been booked to appear at the Cultural Arts Center Theater, 3:30 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, in the Boulevard Mall. At that time, David will introduce his newly revised “Live Judy Garland Tribute”.
David de Alba intends to become involved in the Las Vegas entertainment scene and wants information about casting calls, appearing at charity events, etc. Contact David at: email@example.com
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