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PHOTOS: Charo, Raja, Leslie Jordan and Bruce Vilanch Make Merry At P-Town’s Carnival

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By:           Jeffrey James Keyes
On:           Aug 24, 2011
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    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      I have to say, for being 125 years old, Charo looks damned good.

      Aug 24, 2011 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      omigod! Every queen I know is in P-town right now & I can’t believe I missed Charo! We need more of her. Her story is amazing-

      And, from Wikipedia, she’s listed as 60 yrs old… Lo dudo! :)

      Born María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza
      January 15, 1951 (age 60)
      Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
      Occupation Actress, singer, guitarist
      Spouse Xavier Cugat (1966–1978)
      Kjell Rasten (1978–present; 1 son)

      María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Gutiérrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Hinojosa Rasten[1] (born January 15, 1951), better known as Charo, is a Spanish-American actress, comedienne, and flamenco guitarist, best known for her flamboyant stage presence, her provocative outfits, and her trademark phrase (“cuchi-cuchi”).

      Aug 24, 2011 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Plastic surgery and fake chi-chis gets her a ride on a Pride float.

      Aug 24, 2011 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Charo’s an extremely brilliant guitarist. Seriously. Among the greatest flamenco guitarists ever.

      But she’s famous for “cuchi-cuchi.” Oh well, that’s America.

      Here’s a live version of “Malagueña,” probably the most recognizable flamenco song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIsTBq7aG7I&feature=related

      She just shreds that shit in her gold sequined tux.

      Aug 24, 2011 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paul f
      paul f

      @the crustybastard: Thank you ever so much for that link!! Her playing is all you said it was. I cranked up my cheap-o computer speakers and she STILL sounds fantastic. After I post this I’m going for another listen and then lunch.

      Aug 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @christopher di spirito: It was Carnival. Not pride. Hmmmph. ;) (Essentially Pride and Halloween parade mixed together).

      Aug 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe

      #5 is NOT Leslie Jordan, it’s P’town’s official Town Crier.

      Aug 25, 2011 at 6:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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