2017-07-13 / Arts & Entertainment News

Switzers to open Colony’s summer cabaret series


Jill and Rich Switzer open The Colony’s summer cabaret series on July 15. 
KISMET VINTAGE Jill and Rich Switzer open The Colony’s summer cabaret series on July 15. KISMET VINTAGE It’s summertime and the living isn’t really easy — face it, the temperature outside feels like it’s about 900 degrees.

But The Colony Hotel is offering a cool musical respite.

Local favorites Jill and Rich Switzer will kick off the hotel’s popular summer cabaret series in its Royal Room on July 15. The popular co-hosts of “The Morning Lounge,” on Legends 100.3 FM, will present “The Royal Room Radio Hour.”

Jill Switzer recently released the CD “By Special Request,” and is the author of “The Diva Next Door: How to Be a Singing Star Wherever You Are.” Rich Switzer is a gifted pianist and composer, and he’s been charming South Florida music lovers for 32 years. He has released four CDs of piano instrumentals and he’s an honorary board member of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.

Dinner and the show is $75 or $40 for the show only. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Reservations are required.

Other acts this summer include Carole J. Bufford, a vocal spitfire who returns July 22 and July 29, plus newcomers Jenene Caramielo, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12; Deborah Silver, Aug. 19; and Franco Corso, Aug. 26.

Ms. Caramielo is a Fort Lauderdale soprano whose repertoire ranges from opera to country.

Ms. Silver, of Boca Raton, blends “The Great American Songbook” with a jazz/ blues intonation, delivering hits from the “Great American Songbook” with her own style.

Mr. Corso, who also hails from South Florida, bills himself as “The Voice of Romance.” He is a classical-crossover artist who sings in a variety of styles and languages.

Call 561-659-8100 or www.thecolonypalmbeach.com. ¦

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