Category Archives: Music

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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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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