Lawrence Welk Show star Ralna English to perform at Bodega 13

Ralna English, star of the Lawrence Welk Show, will perform at Bodega 13 Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. She will be performing music from the Great American Songbook.

Ms. English built a successful career singing in commercials and showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tahoe and Reno before landing a regular spot on the Lawrence Welk show in 1969. She has appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, Larry King Live, The Today Show, and in the early ‘90s was the opening act for Don Rickles.

Bodega 13 is a music dinner club featuring American jazz, Latin jazz, Motown and blues. The musicians include local talent and internationally known performers.  The venue is a small 90 seat dinner club located in North Scottsdale.

“It has the vibe of a New York jazz club” says owner Emily Foppe. “Our customers are thrilled to have live entertainment in North Scottsdale and the performances have been amazing”.

The November line-up features a mix of pure jazz, Latin jazz, pop and tribute bands.  Local performers include Khani Cole, Alice Tatum, Francine Reed, Sugar Thieves, Dennis Rowland, We3 and Brian Chartrand.  Owner Emily Foppe notes “We are trying to expand our talent to include other genres to appeal to a wider audience but our core is still traditional jazz and blues”.

Reservations are required as most of the shows sell out. For reservations, call Bodega 13 at 480-284-7600. Dinner reservations will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a special late-night menu available after 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will be charged to the bill.

Bodega 13 is located at the northeast corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in the La Mirada Shopping Center, in front of Mastro’s Steak House.

Call  480-284-7600 for reservations or visit





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