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April 22, 2024

Tabard Theatre announces a Dynamic Concert Celebrating Black History Month at Mexican Heritage Plaza


San Jose, CA January 15, 2024—Tabard Theatre announces A Dynamic Concert Celebrating Black History Month featuring the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Chester Thompson, Ron E. Beck Soul Revue, Andre Thierry, Noah & the Arkiteks, and Tshaka Campbell. The concert, produced with funding from the California Arts Council, and additional support from the Mexican Heritage Plaza School of Arts and Culture, will take place on Saturday, February 3 from 6pm to 10pm in the Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion. Tickets are available for in-person or livestream. For those unable to enjoy the concert on the day, the high-quality multi-camera recording will also be available On-Demand for 30 days following the show. In-person single tickets are $30 for General Admission, $40 for reserved Cabaret seating, and $20 for students. Youth under 18 admitted for free.  Livestream or On-Demand tickets are choose your own pricing, $10, $20 or $30.

Tabard Theatre lost its lease to the San Pedro Square venue it had called home since 2008 in early December of last year. The company successfully re-located its December shows to other venues downtown and is currently hoping to find a new venue to call home.

Faye Carol

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol is one of the premiere vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. Arranging jazz standards and other popular songs in her own way, is nothing new to Miss Carol. She began this decades ago, well before mixing genres such as hip-hop & jazz were so widely embraced. Miss Faye has maintained an incredible consistency throughout the decades.  As a result, she has successfully reached her initial goal of being a full time artist through many changes in the music industry.

Chester Thompson

Earthy, energetic, exciting are all terms that have been used to describe the musical style of organist and keyboard player,Chester Thompson. In whichever musical setting he finds himself, he brings an impressive blend of talent, versatility and skill that ultimately drives those around him to their highest level of expression. After 25 years with Santana and 10 years, prior to that, with Tower of Power, Chester Thompson now finds himself returning to band leadership with his own powerful quartet..


Ron E. Beck was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  At age nineteen, after reaching the top of the Omaha music scene, Beck decided to go west along with his twin brother Donnie. The brothers followed their mentors Buddy Miles, Herbie Rich, and Stemsie Hunter to the West Coast, all of whom had just joined Michael Bloomfield’s Electric Flag. Since the 70’s Beck has been an established and welcomed contributor to the Northern California music scene.


Although born and raised in Richmond, California, Andre Thierry‘s French-Kreole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana. He embarked on a path with specific knowledge and extraordinary talents at a very young age. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre grew up experiencing the French Kreole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church parish, St. Mark’s Catholic Church. The best Zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer traveled to California to play at these dances. The exposure allowed him to develop his love for traditional French Kreole music. Andre regularly played with visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands, including the late Danny Poullard (California Cajun Orchestra). By age twelve, Andre formed his band, “Zydeco Magic.” Andre is self-taught and constantly increases his repertoire.

Noah and the Arkiteks is a San Jose-based, alternative-flavored soul ensemble led by soul singer-songwriter Noah. They play feel good covers along with their own heart stirring originals.


Tshaka Campbell is the first black Santa Clara County Poet Laureate and has authored three books of poetry entitled “TARMAN”, “MUTED WHISPERS”, “STUFF, I will write more”, and  “TUNNEL VISION” with one more on the way entitled  “LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER”.  His words have been featured in Bridges Review, BBC UK, Content magazine, Speakeasy vol 1, Liminal Animals, Rigorous magazine, among others.  A city of Milpitas and city of Sunnyvale commendation in the arts award recipient, Tshaka has also collaborated on projects with the World Health Organization (WHO), the De young museum in San Francisco, the NUMU and Triton museums, as well sits on the Board of Directors for Silicon Valley Creates arts council  and Poetry Center San Jose. He has partnered with the Silicon Valley Transit Authority and community members to deliver youth programs centered around expanding poetry and literature.  He has 4 spoken word albums entitled “ONE”, “BLOODLINES”, “SKIN vol.1”; and his most recent release “NKISI” is currently available on all streaming platforms.  Tshaka has toured a number of US cities and across the globe, featuring at venues such as the legendary Apollo Theatre and the O2 in London England.


What: A Dynamic Concert Celebrating Black History Month

When: Saturday, February 3, 2024,  Doors 5pm, Show 6pm PT In-Person , Livestream & On Demand

Who: All ages.

Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion

1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116.  Parking available on site.

Tickets:  $0-$40.  or Call (408) 679-2330

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