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Christmas, family and priceless gifts December 23, 2013 12:20

It's two days until Christmas.  Children everywhere await the arrival of Santa Claus, eagerly awaiting Christmas morning to see what gifts they have received. This is nice and to see a child's happy face and their joy is truly a gift in and of itself.  But a gift that doesn't cost a dime is the gift of time.  So often, we all rush through life and the holidays and we never take the time just to enjoy being with each other -- without the cell phones, electronic devices and other distractions.  I know I'm constantly checking emails and responding to texts and it's too consuming.  So with the new year, I'm going to make an effort, even if it's several hours a day or a full weekend, just to spend more time with my family and loved ones and get away from the modern tech age to enjoy the gifts of family companionship, love, laughter, beautiful nature and as always, beautiful music.  Happy holidays to one and all and may the new year bring you all these priceless gifts and more.

Protect our children! December 05, 2013 12:09

I am an advocate of quality family programming and, in a viewing world of reality shows and PG13 programming, which in reality qualifies as an "R" rating, I wish more people would see the importance of protecting the quality of our youth's TV and film viewing environment.  I believe the downswing in child viewing protection or poor role model influence started in the 80s with Madonna when she used the child in her video to watch her basically doing a strip tease.   It has escalated to prime time exposure of body parts (by Janet Jackson), on screen kiss between Madonna and Brittney and now to Miley Cyrus -- who has done basically every classless act imaginable.   Children are impressionable and should have role models who have a semblance of morality.  I ask you, whatever happened to having talent to gain exposure rather than exposure gaining exposure?  And this is why I am so proud my show is rated G and my children's books expound the importance of family and the qualities of dedication, loyalty and perseverance to move ahead in this world.

Darla Z's Christmas Round The World to broadcast in Los Angeles December 16 on California PBS station KVCR December 01, 2013 22:45

Darla Z's Christmas Round The World premiered in Oklahoma and Colorado on November 30.  Throughout the month of December, the show will air in the United States on public television stations everywhere, including Los Angeles at 9:00 prime time on December 16 and New York public television stations on Saturday afternoon, December 14.  Check your local TV guide for listings or for exact dates/times visit http://darlaz.com/showtimes.html

 


Voted "Best of Las Vegas" December 01, 2011 08:11

The Las Vegas Review Journal voted Darla the Best of Las Vegas. Here's what they had to say about Darla: 

"Darla's incredible style and voice (they call her the female Frank Sinatra) enchanted everyone." Vicki Clark, OKC Friday. 

 "Her concert was a super success. The Vegas audience loved her..." J. Leland Gourley, Editor in Chief. OKC Friday.


Televised Music Special "Live from Vegas" December 01, 2011 08:11

Darla Z headlined in concert on September 22, 2011, at the beautiful showroom at South Point Casino, which was filmed for television, cable and satellite release. The Darla Z Live From Las Vegas concert featured music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s and will begin airing in November, 2011 to over 80 million viewers on nationally syndicated networks, DISH Online (with over 14.2 million viewers), as well as FetchTV in the UK, Simpozia Online and Veoh. Keep checking the web site for airing dates and times!

It's Vegas Night! December 01, 2011 08:11

On November 4, 2011, Darla Zuhdi and her band will be performing in a benefit concert for Oklahoma Prevent Blindness at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.  Hosted by the Oklahoma Academy of Opthalmology and benefiting Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, the event  begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by calling 405.848.7123 or by contacting Mautra Jones at mautra-pbo@coxinet.net. Visit www.preventblindness.org for more information!

Established in 1965, Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is the only non-profit agency in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to fighting blindness.  Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is an affiliate of the national organization, Prevent Blindness America, which was founded in 1908.  

Come support this wonderful organization and at the same time, hear Darla Z in concert -- singing songs of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s with her band from Vegas.  Famed jazz pianist and conductor Bob Rozario has been a member of Darla's band for the last five years.  Notably, Bob was Bobby Darin's pianist for 15 years, was Music Director with the Dick Clark Show and has worked with Elvis Presley,Tony Orlando and many other world class singers.   Darla and Bob work beautifully together along with the other band members from Vegas.  Don't miss this incredible show while at the same time, supporting preventing blindness in Oklahoma! 


Sunday Oklahoman December 01, 2011 08:09

“It was a stellar evening for guests who heard Darla Zuhdi in concert and they responded by giving her a standing ovation.” Sunday Oklahoman, 11/13/11.


Valentine’s Day Concert in Oklahoma City November 28, 2011 14:26

Friends and supporters of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum will have the opportunity to enjoy a magical evening with Darla Z in a Valentine’s Day concert at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City. Proceeds from the concert by singer/songwriter Darla Zuhdi will benefit the Children’s Museum’s scholarship admissions program. Tickets on sale now (see below for ticket information). 

Darla Z regularly performs in Las Vegas at Sam’s Town and South Point Casinos and has had numerous appearances on television and radio. She has opened in concert for performing artists Willie Nelson and Wayne Newton.

In November, 2010, Zuhdi was named by the Oklahoma Heritage Association as the 2010 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Special Guest and Featured Vocalist. 

Comedienne Dr. Ann Lacy will be a special guest performer for the Valentine’s Day concert. Lacy began her comedy career in the 1980s and was a regular guest at Joker's Comedy Club in Oklahoma City. Since that time, Lacy has been entertaining audiences with her quick wit and comic genius. 

In addition to her work as a concert performer, she is a published author of the Cat Detectives series for children. Zuhdi’s first book, Tale of a Christmas Angel, was published in 2000. Since that time, three additional books have been published in her series. One of her books, Finding Your Dream, has been recommended by The Humane Society of the United States. 

Sponsorships for tables of ten guests are available at two levels: $2,000 and $1,000. Individuals may purchase tickets for the dinner and concert for $100 per person. Single tickets for the concert only, are $25 per person. 

Proceeds from the tribute will be used to support exhibits and admission scholarships at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole. The Museum is a favorite destination for school field trips and family outings. The hands-on, award-winning museum is uniquely created as an imaginary town where children can role-play a variety of occupations. 

Anyone interested in attending the concert, or receiving more information about table sponsorships for the event, may contact the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Executive Director Marci Donaho at 405-382-0950 or by email at mdonaho@jasminemoran.com.


Named 2010 Featured Vocalist by Oklahoma Hall of Fame November 28, 2011 14:25

The Oklahoma Heritage Association will be presenting the 83rd annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame on November 4, 2010 in Oklahoma City and during the ceremony, catBOX's own Darla Z and will perform the National Anthem for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. "An Oklahoma City singer/songwriter, Zuhdi has opened in concert for legends like Willie Nelson and Wayne Newton." The Oklahoman, 10/31/10. In addition to her concert appearances in Las Vegas and Oklahoma, Darla also sings the National Anthem at all catBOX boxing events. Darla's performance at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame ceremony will be broadcast on OETA on November 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. and again on OETA on November 7, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Among the nationally recognized honorees this year are famed movie and Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth and Judy Love of Loves's Country Store as well as presenters former presidential candidate Joel Lieberman and Aubrey McClenddon of Chesapeake Energy. In August, Darla Z headlined in a benefit concert for the Kramer School of Nursing at OCU. To hear performances by Darla at this concert, please click here.