Category Archives: Music

News from North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony: Colony Choir Debut

The inaugural North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony choir made its debut on May 25 at a community potluck, performing in diverse styles and featuring multiple soloists. Opening with the traditional song, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” the group continued … Continue reading

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News from Metro Compton and Buckingham: Masquerade Balls

Residents at The Metro at Compton Senior Apartments in Compton, CA, and Buckingham Senior Apartments in Los Angeles celebrated with Masquerade Balls at both communities. There was plenty of music, dancing, tasty food, and photo ops! Let’s start at Buckingham. … Continue reading

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News from ACE/121: Ernie Silva at Antaeus Theater 6/19

Ernie is an ACE/121 resident! Get tickets here. Watch a 3-minute teaser here. “Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame” is a sea-green version of the blues! It’s a one-man show that is like watching a bar fight go on between our … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways. Of course, at EngAGE we believe that discovering your creativity through participating in the arts has no … Continue reading

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Profiles: Composer John Kander

“Profiles” is an EngAGE Blog category devoted to occasional posts about older people who have made a significant creative impact in our world. Today’s subject: JOHN KANDER. John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday on March 18th, is the composer … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: A Musical Interlude

Residents at Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente, CA, enjoyed singing along and listening to entertainer Mike Chamberlin recently. Mike has been performing professionally for almost 50 years, and continues to perform for the 55+ communities throughout the West and … Continue reading

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News from Long Beach Senior Arts Colony: “Magical Stars”

We applaud our LBSAC “Magical Stars” who gave us a magical evening of talent in February.  Kudos to resident Veronica Bryant, who wrote, directed, and produced the show with a dedicated team of performers, volunteers, and supporters. The cast included … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Chinese New Year Celebration

The residents of Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, recently celebrated the Chinese New Year with a festive presentation of native costumes, dances, and singing. Some residents delighted the attendees with their excellent performances, and a professional group was brought to the … Continue reading

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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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