Category Archives: Music

News from the Jasmine: Holiday Comedy

At the Jasmine at Founders Village in Fountain Valley, CA, the Jasmine Comedy Group, led by Jo McLaughlin, did a phenomenal job performing holiday carols and hilarious skits for about 50 residents at the holiday party in December. ~ Meloney … Continue reading

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Guy Lombardo’s Final New Year’s Eve Show in 1976

Listening to Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians on radio, and later, watching them on TV, was a ritual in many homes across the country on New Year’s Eve. Lombardo’s orchestra played at the Roosevelt Grill in the Roosevelt Hotel in … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating for the Holidays: Radio City Music Hall Opens in 1932

“Worth Repeating for the Holidays” brings you holiday posts that we think are still timely, interesting, or just plain fun! From 12/27/12: The Radio City Music Hall opened in Manhattan on December 27, 1932, as a venue for concerts, movies … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating for the Holidays: Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra – 1937

“Worth Repeating for the Holidays” brings you holiday posts that we think are still timely, interesting, or just plain fun! From 12/25/12: Tom Lewis, in the Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, described NBC’s plan for cultural programming and … Continue reading

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News from LBSAC and PacArts: Piano Men

These piano men may have an age difference of 50 years, but across the bridge, from Long Beach to San Pedro, Carl and Joe shared a song. These musicians have never met, yet they were both immersed in playing the … Continue reading

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2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on 9/30

The NEA National Heritage Fellowship is our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Each year the National Endowment for the Arts honors a select number of artists for their artistic accomplishments and efforts to share their knowledge … Continue reading

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EngAGE Seniors and Mindful Music Moments Residency

EngAGE Vice President Nancy Goodhart reports: Mindful Music Moments is a program combining mindfulness techniques with classical music and opera for daily delivery in schools over the morning announcements. Mindful Music Moments is licensed by each participating school. In return, … Continue reading

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“Sing It” – LBSAC Inter-generational Chorus

Making joyful noise through music has always been at the forefront at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony.  With a grant made possible through the Eisner Foundation, EngAGE sponsored a 12 -week inter-generational music program that began in mid-February and … Continue reading

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Ageism Hits Rock and Roll: “Old-chella”

Last week we posted on Facebook an LA Times article entitled, “Reporter’s Notebook: Enough ageist cracks about ‘Old-chella,’ OK?” The cracks are the result of a star-studded concert featuring Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Neil Young, and Roger … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Town Halls: Cultural Equity & Inclusion Initiative

The first of 12 Town Halls for LA County’s Cultural Equity & Inclusion Initiative takes place on May 2nd in Torrance at 7 pm. Members of the general public are invited to join the conversation and share their comments, ideas and … Continue reading

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