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**8-29-15–Last FREE Noontime “Brownbag” entertainment of the summer! Portland’5 Centers for the Arts presents the BEACOCK SWING BAND (Big Band sound) on WED SEPT 2. LOCATION: Outdoors on SW Main Street between SW Broadway and SW Park Avenue in Portland. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/portland5-noontime-showcase/

**8-29-15–Two SENIOR FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS to check out: OTTO & ANITA’S BAVARIAN CAFE http://www.ottoandanitas.com/ in SW Portland’s Multnomah neighborhood and REEDVILLE CAFE http://www.elderaudience.com/reedville-cafe/ in Hillsboro.

**8-29-15–For those who are fond of IRISH music…CURTIS SMITH specializes in IRISH and FOLK music. He sings and plays guitar, with 60’s era songs from the Clancy Brothers and Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as contemporary Irish artists such as Celtic Thunder. CURTIS really likes to perform “upbeat,rowdy songs that would typically be performed in an Irish pub”. His programs include the “back story” of his music, as he aims to “recreate the energy of the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960’s Ireland and US.” Click on some of his samples here https://soundcloud.com/curtis-h-smith Book CURTIS SMITHhttp://www.elderaudience.com/curtis-smith-irish-scottish-american-folk-tunes/

**8-29-15–When was the last time you booked a STORYTELLER? There is a STORY for every occasion, so invite one of the talented, engaging STORYTELLERS on ElderAudience to bring their funny, touching, dramatic tales to your facility or event! http://www.elderaudience.com/category/storytellers/

**8-29-15–I know it seems too early BUT you may want to get a jump on your Christmas Holiday scheduling and find your SANTA CLAUS…Again this year, there are two different SANTA listings on ElderAudience http://www.elderaudience.com/category/santa-claus/ As you know, SANTA is one busy guy, so don’t delay!

**8-29-15–NEXT ELDERAUDIENCE CONTEST DRAWING! Win FREE ENTERTAINMENT at your facility or event, by vocalist KAREN KURZAWA, who presents a program of “SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME” http://www.elderaudience.com/karen-kurzawa-songs-my-mother-taught-me/ DEADLINE for this drawing is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. ENTER TO WIN: Send to pam@elderaudience.com 1) your name 2) name of your facility if applicable and 3) your phone number. I will confirm with the winner and connect you with KAREN so you can arrange for a mutually acceptable date and time for your free program. Good luck!

**8-29-15–Bring your GROUP (or just yourself) to an 11 am MATINEE of Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of a raucus comedy, “The Understudy” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (on their Alder Stage at 1515 SW Morrison in Portland) and get a special ELDERAUDIENCE DISCOUNT. Learn about the play here: http://www.artistsrep.org/onstage/2015-16-season/the-understudy.aspx The normal ticket price is $48, but ElderAudience Discounted tickets are $35. Type in promo code “elderaudience” when purchasing online, then click the submit button just to the right of that promo code box. Then, select the number of tickets you’d like and the discount will be applied. $5 handling fee per order applies. Or, purchase tickets over the phone at (503)241-1278. http://tickets.artistsrep.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=5085

**8-29-15–I’ve received yet ANOTHER wonderful testimonial for the group NEXT OF KIN. CeCe T., Activities Director at Mt Angel Towers wrote: “We have had NEXT OF KIN for the last three years for our New Year’s Eve Party here at Mt. Angel Tower’s and want to Congratulate them on a TERRIFIC Performance. Our Residents have really enjoyed them, and we’re already looking forward to this upcoming New Year’s  (the theme of) which will be REFLECTIONS!” Learn more about NEXT OF KIN, who TRAVEL: http://www.elderaudience.com/next-of-kin/

**8-29-15–LAURA LOU PAPE-MCCARTHY combines her theatre and circus clowning training with formal certification as a LAUGHTER YOGA instructor–to produce playful, fun, healthful and engaging LAUGHTER YOGA sessions at senior facilities. Laughter Yoga increases oxygen to the brain and heightens body awareness. LAURA LOU is very well regarded, as you’ll see from her testimonials. She ALSO leads TAI CHI BASICS and CHAIR YOGA classes. Invite her to bring some healthful laughter to you! http://www.elderaudience.com/laughter-yoga-tai-chi-laura-lou/

**8-29-15-–JILL HEARING is a retired nurse who decided “when I grow up I want to be a musician.” She offers “Rock to the Oldies” in a SINGALONG and KARAOKE session. Her music spans tunes from the 20’s through the 60’s—Jazz, Blues, Crooners, Swing, Pop, Gospel and Hymns, and favorites made famous by Sinatra, Elvis, and Bing Crosby. Think of JILL for Christmas, Patriotic, and Themed events too. JILL is available to TRAVEL. Read more: JILL HEARING http://www.elderaudience.com/jill-hearing-rock-to-the-oldies/

**8-29-15–DR. ROY TORLEY calls himself a “GENTLEMAN SCIENTIST”. He offers LOTS of different PowerPoint presentations that receive glowing reviews: Oregon Geology; Volcanoes; Crystals; Wind Energy Technology; Clouds; Oceans; Halos and Rainbows; Northern Lights; and Orchids. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/roy-torleygentleman-scientist/

**8-29-15–Come to a celebration of FOOD, WINE, DANCE and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people at the 2015 SERBIAN FESTIVAL! WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 beginning 11 am both days. This is a FREE event, for all ages. WHERE: Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church, 11447 SE 27th ave in Milwaukie. More info: http://www.orthodoxportland.org/serbian-festival-september-12-13/

**8-29-15–See the play for FREE by helping as an USHER! I am passing along this request from NEW CENTURY PLAYERS of Milwaukie, who need ushers for their production of the comedy, “PLAY ON!” that runs in September. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. One or two ushers are needed each performance. They are asked to arrive 45 minutes before curtain. Here are the dates: Sat, 9/12 at 7:30 PM ; Fri, 9/18 at 7:30 PM; Sat, 9/19 at 7:30 PM; Sun, 9/20 at 2 PM; Thurs, 9/24 at 7:30 PM; and Sun, 9/27 at 2 PM. Contact Elisabeth at newcenturyplayersnews@gmail.com if you can help! More info about NEW CENTURY PLAYERS and its lineup of shows: http://www.elderaudience.com/new-century-players/

**8-29-15–Plan to attend this great fall event! Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Oregon trail journey of the future Aurora Colonists from Bethel, Missouri (1855-2015) by attending The Aurora Colony Historical Society’s 43rd annual QUILT SHOW,“New Beginnings” Enjoy the art and artistry of contemporary, vintage, and antique quilts. WHEN: OCTOBER 9-18, from 10am-4pm Daily! WHERE: OLD AURORA COLONY MUSEUM, 15018 2nd st NE in Aurora. Admission $7.50, Groups of 10+ $5.00 More info:(503)678-5754 More info at http://www.auroracolony.org

**8-29-15–Received another super testimonial for THE MELLOW TONES duo of Kitty Collins and Luke Moore, from Sharie P. at Sullivan Park Assisted Living in Spokane…” I had Luke Moore & Kitty Collins at our building yesterday, they were Awesome!!!! The residents enjoyed them so much, they sang along with all the songs. They bring so much joy to the hearts of the elderly. You sure can see in their eyes that they LOVE what they are doing !!!! Just wanted you to know anyone who has them at their community will not be disappointed.” Invite The MELLOW TONES to entertain you: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-mellow-tones-singing-duo/

**8-28-15–NEW LISTING! I am happy to announce that Jazz Pianist RANDY BYRNES is newly listed on ElderAudience.com This veteran performer currently plays at many senior facilities, restaurants and wineries and has entertained for years in show bands from coast to coast. Along the way, he’s been a professional photographer and the cellar master of a winery! RANDY plays piano–Jazz Standards, Pop songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as some familiar GOSPEL tunes and Hymns. He’ll play on your piano or can bring his own keyboard. **He has experience in and loves performing in MEMORY CARE settings. Think of him for regular engagements as well as special occasions and Holidays. RANDY is based in Salem but available to travel. Check out the titles of some of his songs at his listing, along with the link to some great music samples. http://www.elderaudience.com/randy-byrnes-piano-and-vocals-popjazzstandards-gospel/

**8-24-15–GAIL RASMUSSEN invites you to “Relax and Recreate pleasant memories” through her performance of JAZZ and Popular VOCAL STANDARDS from the 1930’s to the 70’s! GAIL has a background singing in local jazz clubs as well as with The Westside Singers and at the Elsie Stuhr Center. Here are a few of the song titles in her repertoire of 75 songs:“Hello Young Lovers;“Girl from Ipanema”;“Route 66”;“On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”;“Fly Me to the Moon”;“Come Fly with Me”;“Blue Skies”;“On a Clear Day” Caz T. from Sherwood Regional Family YMCA AOA program wrote “…(Gail) is a talented singer with an ease and welcoming personality…highly recommend” Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/gail-rasmussen/

**8-24-15–Do you know Mark and Helena Greathouse? They are a husband and wife duo, GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC who present an Accordion, Song and Dance Cabaret show, using costumes and props! Holly at Country Meadows Village wrote: “Great House of Music came to my facility today and were very entertaining! My residents LOVED Helena’s outfit changes and especially loved when she explained the history behind her first traditional outfit. Their use of props was refreshing and welcome–not many entertainers take the time to incorporate fun props anymore! They are a very cute couple and fun to watch!” Invite GREAT HOUSE OF MUSIC to your facility:
http://www.elderaudience.com/great-house-of-music/

**8-24-15–Yet another talented MAGICIAN to entertain you…STEVE PETERSON has been performing magic for more than 50 years!! I noticed on his website that he is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Whether you are looking for a sleight-of-hand stage act or strolling close-up magic, invite STEVE to bring “MINOR MIRACLES” Magic Show to you. He TRAVELS! http://www.elderaudience.com/minor-miracles-magic-steve-peterson-magician

**8-24-15–WILL SPILLETTE brings his fun program of a “ONE MAN BAND” sound to audiences–with a background in an Alzheimers/dementia care program he really connects with memory care residents. WILL sings songs from the 20’s-40’s, along with Country, Jazz,Folk, HOLIDAY songs, early Rock tunes, and HYMNS! He’s gotten lovely reviews. Here’s a great video of Will performing “Ain’t Misbehavin” on his reverbnation link:  https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/2897373    Invite WILL SPILLETTE to entertain. http://www.elderaudience.com/william-spillette-one-man-band/

**8-23-15–1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO receives absolutely glowing reviews wherever they go–and they travel WIDELY! Check out this sample of the song “When He Speaks” to see why they are so well loved: http://youtu.be/e_1wAyNwxSQ Book 1SPIRIT GOSPEL TRIO for your facility or event http://www.elderaudience.com/1spirit-southern-gospel-music/

**8-23-15–Combine a TRUMPET with a PIANO and you get SWING SENSATION, a DUO that plays BIG BAND HITS, Standards,50’s & 60’s tunes, Jazz, Country, Holiday songs and more! They can shape their program to suit your theme. Available weekdays after 3:30, as well as evenings and weekends. Listen to some of their samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H00js_k2H10 and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EFJmZWCpEc Read about SWING SENSATION and
invite them to play! http://www.elderaudience.com/swing-sensation-trumpet-andpiano-duo/

**8-23-15–MARY KNIGHT presents “Armchair Travel” sessions–Take a trip without leaving home! She has visited numerous countries and is eager to share her colorful slides, history and anecdotes from these travels. See presentations on Germany, France England,Austria, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, as well as the city of Venice, plus Castles,Palaces, and Gardens. MARY has a background in advertising, public relations, freelance writing and public speaking, and she is pleased to bring her programs to your facility for NO CHARGE! **Available on Portland’s West Side, Beaverton and Tigard. (Please provide a microphone) http://www.elderaudience.com/armchair-travel-with-mary-knight/

**8-23-15–JOE SZABO is a STROLLING ACCORDIONIST who arrives in *COSTUME to suit the occasion*, and he plays and SINGS a wide variety of songs: Italian (“That’s Amore”,“O Solo Mio”, “Arrivederchi Roma”); Irish/Celtic (“Danny Boy”, “My Wild Irish Rose”); German; Love Songs; Tunes from Movies & Musicals; Patriotic Music; Western; Luau; Oktoberfest; other Holidays, etc. **Ask JOE about his SINGING TELEGRAM Service! JOE prefers entertaining at senior facilities in WASHINGTON COUNTY OR PORTLAND’S WEST SIDE. Learn more about him, and check out his video sample at his listing: http://www.elderaudience.com/joe-the-accordion-man/

**8-23-15–Lovers of Classic Standards and Romantic Ballads will enjoy YOURS & OURS TRIO! They sing tunes from the Great American Songbook, especially those from the 1920’s through the 1960’s, bringing you musical memories, and the occasional joke! Michelle K. at Columbia Ridge Senior Living wrote: “…The whole program was very entertaining. They are on our list to invite back again!” Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/yours-and-ours-trio/

**8-23-15–THE WESTERNAIRES is a Womens Line Dancing Troupe that bring their lively programs to senior facilities: *Western*, *Cha Cha*, *Roaring Twenties*, *Conga*, *Waltz* dancing plus *humor*! Read about THE WESTERNAIRES http://www.elderaudience.com/westernaires/

**8-23-15–Fascinating Local History…RICHARD THOMPSON offers “TROLLEY TALKS”illustrated presentations on PORTLAND STREETCARS History. RICHARD earns excellent reviews for these programs! He is available in the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Mid-Willamette Valley. Read about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/trolley-talks-with-richard-thompson/

**8-23-15–BOB EATON is a veteran MAGICIAN who presents both Stage and Strolling Magic entertainment with lots of audience participation! He TRAVELS throughout the Portland Metro and Mid-Willamette Valley areas: http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-eaton-magician/

**8-23-15–Are you on Portland’s EAST SIDE? (including Gresham, Troutdale,Boring, etc.) The SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have a MUSICAL lip-sync REVUE with lighting, backdrop, sound system and costumes that they love presenting at senior facilities the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. Enjoy favorites from the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, along with a “Give my Regards to Broadway” finale. NO CHARGE, but they request DONATIONS that go to the Kiwanis’ support for Doernbecher Hospital and Kiwanis Kids’ summer camps **SOUTH RIVERSIDE KIWANIS have asked me to let you know that they are ESPECIALLY interested in finding some EAST SIDE audiences. Contact them! http://www.elderaudience.com/south-riverside-kiwanis-revue/

**8-23-15–Every time KIM & TERRY CAMPBELL perform where he lives, my friend Fred H., sends me a note of praise for them. They are his favorites! KIM and TERRY both sing, and TERRY plays guitar. They offer MANY varied musical programs–Western, Country, Love Songs, Patriotic, 50’s “Sock Hop”,Holidays and more. All with HUMOR! Be sure to check out their music sample and read the many GLOWING reviews at their listing. KIM n’ TERRY are based in the Portland/Vancouver area but will also TRAVEL to the Coast.  http://www.elderaudience.com/kim-n-terrys-musical-show/

**8-23-15–Plan a visit to TWO RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM in Washougal, Washington across from the Pendleton Store, (about half an hour from Portland). The MUSEUM offers a fascinating look at the area’s history: Native American artifacts and antique baskets, antiques and memorabilia including dolls and toys, household furniture, kitchen gadgets, books, clothing, tools, mining, logging, and other items from East Clark County, Camas and Washougal’s historic business and pioneer heritage. Plus, more than 6000 photographs and 200 oral histories of pioneering families of East Clark County. See the Carriage House building with buggy, sleigh, blacksmith display and local industry artifacts. Browse books on local history by local authors in the Museum store. SENIOR ADMISSION only $2. Guided Tours available too! More info:
http://www.elderaudience.com/two-rivers-heritage-museum/

**8-23-15–These words from a 96 year old resident at Glenmoore Senior Living say it all about NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND“…During my lifetime I experienced listening to bands such as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Les Brown et al. I just want to say that your band took me back so realistically to the past that it was the same as a live performance from one of those mentioned above. Your band’s professionalism was so outstanding it brought tears to my eyes in remembrance of the times they starred in the past. I can’t thank you enough for one of the most enjoyable evenings of entertainment I’ve had in many, many years…” Be sure to check out some of the many music samples at NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND‘s listing, then invite them to entertain you:
http://www.elderaudience.com/new-horizons-big-band/

**8-23-15–Another FREE event! Come to the 2015 ANNUAL DAHLIA FESTIVAL at Swan Island Dahlia Farms, 995 NW 22nd ave in Canby. Free Parking; Picnic tables; Handicap Accessible. WHEN: Two three-day weekends (Sat through Monday): August 29th, 30th, & 31st, and September 5th, 6th, & 7th. Indoor Display Hours: 10 am to 6 pm and Field Hours: 8 am to 6 pm. View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States! Take a stroll through and view over 40 acres of dahlias in full bloom during the show. Be sure to take some cut flowers home with you to extend your visit and remember the beauty. Live music! Gourmet Food booths & refreshments too! **IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE FESTIVAL…you can visit the gorgeous fields that are also open AUGUST 1ST through SEPTEMBER, 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8 am to 6 pm. More info at http://www.dahlias.com/annualdahliafestival.aspx

**8-23-15–REMINDER to check out the recently listed Speaker BOB ROBINSON–He is a longtime Sports Writer and the Author of 4 books on OREGON SPORTS HISTORY, including the Portland Trailblazers’ Title Season; Blazer player Bill Walton; Golf in Oregon; and Oregon Sports Stories. Read about BOB and invite him to speak on this topic. NO CHARGE. http://www.elderaudience.com/bob-robinson-speaker-oregon-sports-history/

**8-23-15–Something fun and different! Attend the SEPTEMBER STORYTHON presented by Portland Storytellers Guild, on SAT SEPT 12 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, #104 (enter building from parking lot side). 14 storytellers are given 5 minutes each – including original personal stories, World Folktales, Mythic Tales, Tall Tales–all mixed with humor and poignancy. Purchase tickets in advance for $10 at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2129461
or $12 at the door. More info at: http://www.portlandstorytellers.org 

**8-22-15–Passing along this great deal! “PAY WHAT YOU CAN to see the first preview performance of Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Understudy“, a “laugh-out-loud comedy about the underbelly of the theatre biz” on TUESDAY SEPT 8 at 7:30pm. Location: ART’s Alder Stage, 1515 SW Morrison Street in Portland. Learn more: http://www.artistsrep.org

**8-22-15–Have The UPTOWNERS entertained you? They call themselves the “GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK DUO”.  Vocalist CARRIE RAMBO sings favorite American popular tunes from the 1920’s through the 1960’s accompanied by JAZZ PIANO player BILL FRENCH. They have a HUGE repertoire of familiar songs,  such as “Almost Like Being in Love”; “Days of Wine and Roses”; “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”; “Let’s Fall in Love”; “Night and Day”; “Route 66”; and “Sweet Georgia Brown” ... The UPTOWNERS TRAVEL WIDELY and have flexible schedules. Read more about them! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-uptowners-your-great-americansongbook-duo/  

**8-21-15–REMINDER to see PLAY ON!, a “hilarious and heartwarming comedy” presented by New Century Players of Milwaukie from SEPT 12-27 evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Location: Rex Putnam Black Box Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie. More info on NEW CENTURY PLAYERS and its current season at http://www.elderaudience.com/new-century-players/

**8-17-15–LYNN ROSS is a longtime professional JAZZ Vocalist, whose music spans the 1930’s to the 70’s–she sings tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as Pop songs, all accompanied by digital music tracks–perfect for dining, listening and/or dancing! LYNN has an extensive repertoire–you’ll see some of the titles at her listing. Be sure to listen to the samples she has at her own website. She is has fantastic voice and gets wonderful reviews. **NO CHARGE! LYNN does gratefully accept donations, especially if she needs to travel far. **Her availability right now is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day, or evenings at 7pm on other days. Read about LYNN ROSS: http://www.elderaudience.com/jazz-vocals-with-lynn-ross/

**8-17-15–REMINDER that ElderAudience has GEOGRAPHIC categories. Most of the listings on ElderAudience are focused in the Portland/Vancouver area. BUT if you are in Mid-Willamette Valley (Salem, Corvallis, Albany, etc.); Lane County; Oregon Coast; or Bend/Central Oregon, you can click on these categories to find listings for entertainers and presenters who EITHER are based in these areas OR who are willing to consider traveling to them. http://www.elderaudience.com/category/mid-willamette-valley/
http://www.elderaudience.com/category/lane-county/
http://www.elderaudience.com/category/oregon-coast/
http://www.elderaudience.com/category/bendcentral-oregon/

**8-17-15–Lovers of CLASSICAL GUITAR and BRAZILIAN MUSIC will enjoy the highly talented ALLEN MATHEWS! He teaches at the college and high school level as well as in his private studio. He has lived, studied and performed in Rio de Janeiro, and played throughout the US and internationally. ALLEN‘S music can be in recital format OR as background, and he ALSO offers interactive, informal Classical Guitar presentations, with discussion of music and composers. He gets great reviews! Learn more:
http://www.elderaudience.com/allen-mathews-classical-guitarist/

**8-17-15–Looking ahead to Holidays and Dances? Consider the CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA. They are an 18-piece Big Band that plays the best of Big Band Music
from the 1920’s to today. They want you to know that they can TAILOR THEIR BAND (size and instruments) to your needs and event. They have affordable rates, and they get positive reviews. Here is a sample: http://www.portlandbigband.com/repertoire.html Learn more about CARROLL RAAUM SWING ORCHESTRA http://www.elderaudience.com/carroll-raaum-swing-orchestra/

**8-17-15–I love spreading the word about CHERYLL SIMMERMAN! She has SUCH a pretty voice and gentle manner. She brings her program of OLDIES, favorite SINGALONG TUNES, SACRED MUSIC and HYMNS, and KARAOKE MACHINE to senior facilities–plus she plays FLUTE. She gets excellent reviews too! Check out her music samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiFl-l8_WAk
http://cheryllsimmerman.bandcamp.com/track/my-lord-what-a-morning
Book CHERYLL SIMMERMAN for a program: http://www.elderaudience.com/cherylls-sing-alongs-and-more/

**8-17-15—DOM FRANCO plays Hawaiian Steel Guitar–**but he wants you to know that not only does he play for *Hawaiian Luau’s* but ALSO Cowboy and Country Western music as well as Hymns and contemporary Christian music. Click on this super sample of DOM‘s music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ2edjTI450&feature=youtu.be He gets great reviews! Read more about DOM FRANCO and invite him to perform. http://www.elderaudience.com/dom-franco-steel-guitar/

**8-17-15–You don’t hear this instrument every day…KEIKO TWISS plays the KOTO–a traditional Japanese stringed instrument that produces relaxing, soothing sounds. One Life Enrichment Director wrote: “…she was just wonderful! Our residents were enthralled with her instrument and her beautiful music. She played a variety of styles and took the time to explain the history of the koto…” Read about KEIKO TWISS and invite her to play for you: http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-twiss-on-koto/

**8-17-15–Have you heard the PICKLED PEPPERS KITCHEN BAND? This is a group of 5 professional women who along with SINGING, PLAY the GUITAR, BANJO, UKULELE, WASHBOARD, WASHTUB and PERCUSSIONS. They offer Folk and Country music, including songs by Pete Seeger, John Denver, Tom Paxton and others. Be sure to click on their music samples at their listing, read the recent wonderful review, and then contact them for a program. **They are mainly available Friday evenings and Weekends.
http://www.elderaudience.com/pickled-peppers-kitchen-band/

**8-17-15–Invite the SKYLARK TAPPERS to bring their wide-ranging repertoire of TAP DANCE to you. See both classic and contemporary styles–Musical Theatre, Traditional Tap, Big Band, African, Swing, and Comedy pieces. They are available to dance at Portland/Vancouver area senior facilities EVES and WEEKENDS only. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/the-skylark-tappers/ 

**8-17-15–So entertaining and informative! “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY is a Folklorist and Troubadour Musician (Banjo and Guitar) who travels WIDELY, sharing historic songs and stories from the era of Abe Lincoln. Listen to DOUG’S song “Three Cheers for Abe n Andy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlNlhXnjuU Learn more about “ILLINOIS” DOUG TRACY and invite him to perform http://www.elderaudience.com/illinois-doug-tracy/

**8-17-15–LUCIANA PROANO is a PERUVIAN DANCER and percussionist who performs in gorgeous handmade costumes. She ALSO leads senior YOGA and movement classes. Check out BOTH her listings and invite her to your facility for a performance OR a class! http://www.elderaudience.com/luciana-proano-peruvian-performer/ http://www.elderaudience.com/senior-yoga-with-luciana-proano/

**8-17-15–An Activity Director wrote this about Former RADIO DJ and POP MUSIC HISTORIAN JIM PRITCHARD: “…one of the most unique entertainers that I’ve met in my 5+ years as an activity director. Residents are literally spellbound by his stories of meeting celebrities, and his knowledge of the music and radio industry. His voice is obviously resonant and booming to be in radio, and his sense of humor always evokes laughter…” JIM enjoys sharing stories of celebrities and pop music from his many years on the radio. AND he can also be a DJ for your event, bringing you a vast amount of music “of yesteryear”. He TRAVELS WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/jim-pritchard-pop-music-historian-and-dj/

**8-17-15-–You can hear Folk, Blues, Celtic and Seasonal Music from the ROBERT RICHTER DUO which features FIDDLE, GUITAR and VOCALS! They tell stories and encourage audience participation–and they are great for birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations in addition to senior facility entertainment. The ROBERT RICHTER DUO travels WIDELY. Be sure to click on some of the great music samples at their listing! http://www.elderaudience.com/robert-richter-duo/

**8-17-15–The end of summer or beginning of fall are ideal times for a country outing! Have you been to the MARKETPLACE AT RAINDANCE RANCH in NEWBERG? In
addition to local food, art, gifts, holiday items and llama yarn, they provide a COVERED PICNIC area. Their friendly LLAMAS are always ready to be fed! Wheelchair and Walker accessible, too. Read the great reviews! http://www.elderaudience.com/rain-dance-marketplace-in-newberg/

**8-16-15–Maybe the only way to smile when you say the words “traffic jam” is when talking about SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND! This group, playing lively Dixieland music, includes tuba, drums, trombone, banjo, clarinet, trumpet, washboard, piano, along with vocals! PLUS jokes. Lisa at Friendsview Retirement Community wrote: “…I can’t say enough good things about them…I give them the highest rating possible…” Read about SUNSET TRAFFIC JAM JAZZ BAND http://www.elderaudience.com/sunset-traffic-jam-jazz-band/

**8-16-15–Their name cracks me up…BELLOWS & SQUAWK (!)is a Duo that plays “Neglected Gems from The American Songbook”, with unique interpretations of old songs, plus Jazz, Swing and humor. “Despite their profound respect and reverence for song writers, they have sometimes been known to take liberties with a lyric…” BELLOWS & SQUAWK (Gerson Robboy and Betty Booher) SING, PLAY ACCORDION, SAXOPHONE and KAZOO! Invite them to entertain: http://www.elderaudience.com/bellows-squawk/

**8-16-15–Head to the EMERALD VALLEY OPRY in Eugene, for its SATURDAY, SEPT 12 show! Entertainment will include Western, Country, Folk Music and Humor! House band plays at 5:15 and Concert runs from 6-9:30pm. Senior admission $5. LOCATION: Powers Auditorium at Willamette High School 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. in Eugene http://www.emeraldvalleyopry.com

**8-16-15–How about some toe tappin’ fiddle music? OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS play “the music Grandpa and Grandma used to listen and dance to.”  **WHEREVER you are in the Northwest** there are OLD TIME FIDDLERS available to entertain! Contact them for a program at your facility or event: http://www.elderaudience.com/oregon-oldtime-fiddlers/

**8-16-15—NANCY DOWNIE gets splendid reviews for her programs of HAMMERED DULCIMER and NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES–She performs Historical and “old time” tunes, as well as more contemporary fare. NANCY offers anecdotes about the background and culture of her songs and details about her instruments. PLUS, she’ll teach a “mini-lesson” on the hammered dulcimer if you wish. NANCY DOWNIE is available TRAVEL. http://www.elderaudience.com/nancy-downie-certified-music-practitioner/

**8-16-15–Are you a fan of the Thornton Wilder classic drama “Our Town”? PORTLAND CENTER STAGE, GERDING THEATER AT THE ARMORY starts off its 2015-16 season with it from September 12-October 11. Check their listing to learn about a special offer for $10 off per ticket! http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-center-stage-gerding-theater-at-the-armory/

**8-16-15–REMINDER to check out recently listed entertainer TOM WAYNE–a Singer and Vocal Impressionist with LOADS of experience. He has worked with major artists and celebrities over the last 60 years, all over the country. TOM’s songs span the 50’s through the 80’s and include music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole,The Platters,The Righteous Brothers, Ray Price, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie and many many others. You’ll hear Standards, Rock, Country, Motown, R & B, and Jazz. TOM is a master of vocal impressions (and tells stories to go along with the impressions), and he takes requests too! He travels widely. Check out this short video sample of him performing in Las Vegas: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hph2IRImTE8 Learn more about TOM WAYNE and contact him for a program! http://www.elderaudience.com/tom-wayne-singer-entertainer/

**8-16-15–Artist Irilla Swanson wants you to know about an upcoming gallery show of her paintings! Attend the opening reception on SAT SEPT 12 from 2-4pm at Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main St in Forest Grove. Her works will be displayed during September and October.**ALSO, invite IRILLA SWANSON to bring her highly praised “Watercolor Painting, Fun and Easy” classes to YOUR facility: http://www.elderaudience.com/art-classes-irilla-swanson/

**8-12-15–Here’s an entertainer who performs songs made famous by SINATRA, ELVIS, TONY BENNETT, RAY CHARLES, THE BEATLES, JOHNNY CASH AND PETER,PAUL & MARY. Longtime Vocalist, Folk and Rock musician GARY ROBERTS aims for everyone, including himself, to have a great time during his shows! His talents were honed during many years playing in Chicago clubs. Read more about GARY and check out the song titles in his listing. He’ll travel throughout Portland/Vancouver and Mid-Willamette Valley areas. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-gary-roberts-show/

**8-11-15–Invite the MISS BEHAVINS’ Women’s Vocal Trio to sing OLDIES from the 40’s, BIG BAND and SWING music for you–They have an “Andrews Sisters-type” sound. Hear them sing “Boogie Woogies Bugle Boy”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Always” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” MISS BEHAVINS’ provide their own background accompaniment and microphone. They are available to TRAVEL, and FOR NOW, the group is happy to perform for a DONATION (no set charge). Learn more about MISS BEHAVINS’ http://www.elderaudience.com/missbehavins-vocal-trio/

**8-11-15–PABLO GRABIEL utilizes his previous experience as an activity director to offer MEMORY-stimulating music activities at senior facilities–he’ll customize his music for any themed programs or special events. Typical programs include “Name that Tune”, “Tour of Composers” to “Tour of the Decades”,“Gershwin”, ”Cole Porter”, as well as all holidays and seasonal programs. Life Enrichment Director Amy C. wrote of him: “I highly recommend Pablo Grabiel for any entertainment needs. He is very compassionate and genuine. …grateful to consider Pablo one of our “regulars” and “resident favorites”….” PABLO GRABIEL is Portland-based but TRAVELS widely! Read more about him and be sure to check out his music samples: http://www.elderaudience.com/pablo-grabiel/

**8-11-15–With 30+ years of experience, Registered Dental Hygienist JERRI HOLBROOK now offers MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS. She travels to YOU with her portable dental unit, performing regular dental cleaning along with complete tissue & restoration evaluation, oral cancer screening, deep cleaning-soft tissue management and sealants. MOBILE DENTAL CLEANINGS is a private, very affordable service: http://www.elderaudience.com/mobile-dental-cleanings/ 

**8-11-15–Need a pick-me-up? Listen to these “feel good” samples by BODACIOUS, a lively group with roots in Blues, Rock & Roll and Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German music: http://bodaciouslive.com/albums.php   The core trio includes guitar, piano,WASHBOARD accordion and vocals.  Invite BODACIOUS to entertain you!  They TRAVEL! http://www.elderaudience.com/bodacious/

**8-11-15-–If you are looking for something **really special** for a marketing event or holiday celebration, consider an ICE SCULPTURE and DEMONSTRATION by Ice Artist James Stugart! He presents ICEovation–Custom Ice Sculptures with a chainsaw or chipped with a chisel–he’ll replicate from a photo, drawing, or concept of what you are envisioning for that perfect ice sculpture to fit your special occasion. Beautiful and distinctive! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/iceovation-ice-sculptures/

**8-11-15–Specialized attention, privacy, and convenience!! Personal Trainer BELINDA BALOGH brings her fitness programs TO YOUR DOOR! She specializes in exercise for mature bodies, of any age. BALANCE ENHANCEMENT, STRENGTH TRAINING, FALL PREVENTION, FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENT, PAIN REDUCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, and more–even for those with Hip/Knee/Shoulder replacements. BELINDA works with one on one with INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS, traveling between PORTLAND and WILSONVILLE. Give her a try!  http://www.elderaudience.com/boomer-fitness-solutions-belinda-balogh/ 

**8-11-15–Are you familiar with the LEVER HARP? It is also known as a Celtic HarpKEIKO MATSUO plays it, providing soothing mealtime music or pleasant background music for other events! She has a broad repertoire that includes Classical, Celtic, Jazz, and even Pops. Originally from Japan, Keiko has a music degree from the US, and for years she has played harp as a volunteer at Providence Hospital.  KEIKO also plays for HOLIDAYS–plus, she can team up with a FLUTIST. She TRAVELS too!
http://www.elderaudience.com/keiko-matsuo-lever-harp/

**8-11-15–Is it time to bring in some bunnies?? THUMPER THERAPY bunnies (accompanied by Activity Director Tami Ingram) are a total hit! In addition to the “warm and fuzzy” cuddling, Tami‘s sessions are very informative. Read more about her and schedule some THUMPER THERAPY time: Read more about THUMPER THERAPY: http://www.elderaudience.com/thumper-therapy-bunny-rabbits/

**8-11-15–BARBARA CECIL is so talented!! Listen to her version of “Mr. Postman” to see if you don’t agree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mfi7zslb0o BARBARA is the lead female vocalist with the well-known Johnny Limbo and The Lugnuts, but this singer-songwriter also loves to entertain at senior facilities with her blend of 50’s, 60’s and Country Music. Read more about her and invite her to perform: http://www.elderaudience.com/barbara-cecil/

**8-11-15–“Educational and Entertaining” is how one reviewer describes Folk Music presenter MIKE SANDS‘ special program of Railroad Songs. The praise for MIKE also includes this statement: “…it was incredible. In addition to being well paced and musically rich, Mike brings a degree of scholarship and passion to the performance that ought to reach as wide an audience as can possibly find him…” Read more about MIKE SANDS and invite him to entertain! http://www.elderaudience.com/mike-sands-folk-music-specialist/

**8-11-15–BENNIE (Pat) PATRIDGE began his singing career in the 1940’s as a child in California, where he appeared in movies, performed with Count Basie’s band, and was a regular at Hollywood’s legendary Rag Doll Nightclub! With a voice influenced by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nat “King”Cole, Tony Bennett, and others, he presents his show, “BEN’S MUSICAL SMILES”–featuring music from Broadway, “Oldies but Goodies”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel and Christian music. PAT Travels Widely! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/bens-musical-smiles-with-bennie-pat-patridge/

**8-11-15–Attend a Rotary-sponsored Luncheon to hear Brigadier General Dan Cherry, USAF (Ret.) speak on “My Enemy-My Friend: A Story of Reconciliation from the Vietnam War” on Tuesday, Sept 22 from Noon-1:15 at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th in Portland. “On April 16, 1971 at 15,000 feet in the skies over Hanoi, North Vietnam Maj. Dan Cherry would meet Lt. Nguyen Hong My. In an intense aerial battle Dan shot down the MiG-21 piloted by Hong My. Not until 36 years after that fateful day would they meet again face-to-face to reconcile and become friends.” Cost for luncheon and speech is $18. Register at http://rotarypdx.org/events/luncheons/item/my-enemymy-friend-a-story-of-reconciliation-from-the-vietnam-war

**8-11-15–Are you familiar with HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS? This is a 3 piece band (Clarinet, Tuba, and Accordion) that play POLKAS, GERMAN, IRISH, ITALIAN, and FRENCH music. They arrive in Full Costume to accompany their German “Oom-Pah” music. Some of the familiar tunes include Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, and Happy Wanderer. Bandleader and Accordionist Lynn Haldeman frequently performs at der Rheinelander Restaurant. He is also available to play solo Accordion (“Lawrence Welk style”) with Singalongs. Read more about HALDEMAN’S OOM-PAH BOYS! http://www.elderaudience.com/haldemans-oom-pah-boys/

**8-11-15–Looking ahead to winter holiday festivities, plan to attend NORTHWEST SENIOR THEATRE’s 25th MUSICAL VARIETY SHOW, “SILVER SEASON HOLIDAY” on Nov 18-Nov 21 (Wed-Sat) at 2pm. They’ll present audience favorites from past shows including White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Santa Baby, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, and more. $5 at the door. WHERE: Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. in Portland. More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/northwest-senior-theatre/ 

**8-10-15–LEAPIN’ LOUIE LICHTENSTEIN has travelled all over the world presenting Old-fashioned Comedy Variety Shows–with fancy lasso work,  juggling, high unicycle and comedy, this entertainment also features lots of audience participation.   Louie (aka David Lichtenstein) wants you to know that he has special lower pricing for senior facilities. Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/leapin-louie-comedy-variety-shows/

**8-10-15– INVITE BONNY CHIPMAN to bring her Senior Yoga, Meditation and Belly Dance classes to YOU! http://www.elderaudience.com/bonny-chipman-wellness/

**8-10-15–Actress and ONE-WOMAN SHOW performer CYNTHIA SCHWELL gets lovely reviews for her show, “Family Stories & other Guests” that features audience interaction, storytelling and humor! She ALSO has a special adaptation of this program for MEMORY CARE audiences. CYNTHIA SCHWELL http://www.elderaudience.com/cynthia-schwell/ 

**8-10-15–Where can you get world class seafood and more (for Lunch, Dinner, and Weekend Brunch) along with great service and panoramic views of the Columbia River and Mt Hood? SALTY’S ON THE COLUMBIA! They also have private space available for groups. http://www.elderaudience.com/saltys-on-the-columbia/

**8-10-15–Here are some excerpts from testimonials I’ve received for the longtime Flute and Harp Duo, CELTIC TRILL: “I would highly recommend… soothing music for our memory care residents”…”highest quality…wide selection of pieces.”…”the most anticipated and beloved entertainers at our event.” CELTIC TRILL travels to senior facilities throughout the Portland/Vancouver area as well as Newberg, Mt Angel, and Troutdale, offering a wide range of Celtic, light Classical, Sacred, Broadway, Contemporary,  American, *Holiday music, and other worldwide favorites. Listen to this sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIkyDZu4VJs&sns=em Invite CELTIC TRILL to play for you! http://www.elderaudience.com/celtic-trill-flute-and-harp-duo/

**8-10-15–You don’t have to go far to be steeped in Oregon Pioneer history! Plan an outing to the PHILIP FOSTER FARM (a National Historic site) in Estacada. They offer TOURS by appointment, with bus parking, modern restrooms, picnic tables–and are wheelchair accessible. The Farm includes an 1883 house, 1860s barn, replica General Store, blacksmith shop and other buildings led by COSTUMED INTERPRETERS. They also have fun, festive events such as the upcoming “Pioneer History Day” on SAT AUG 15 from 11 am to 4pm. Gather with local historians for an ice cream social and informative discussion. Find out where the local homesteads were and how your family fits into the rich history of our region. Farm opens up at 11:00, and the gathering (and ice cream) starts at 1:00. IN THE FALL, come to the CIDER SQUEEZE on SAT SEPT 25–Bring your apples, or press theirs, or buy cider. Vendors, food, craftsmen and musicians all day. Learn more about PHILIP FOSTER FARM: http://www.elderaudience.com/philip-foster-farm-national-historic-site/  

**8-5-15– How about some light, “Teatime” entertainment? SUSAN PATTERSON is a published POET who reads her poetry (“thoughtful, uplifting and easy to understand”) and gives talks on the HISTORY AND BREWING OF TEA. SUSAN is a weekly guest on a podcast-radio show from England. Read the lovely comments on her work. http://www.elderaudience.com/susan-patterson/

**8-5-15–“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”; “Happy Days are Here Again”; “If I Had a Hammer”; “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”…These songs and MANY more are in KAREN KURZAWA‘s repertoire. Her listing is titled “Songs My Mother Taught me”–she has a varied program of tunes she sang growing up in a large family. Be sure to listen to some samples at her website. KAREN KURZAWA gets great reviews, and she TRAVELS! http://www.elderaudience.com/karen-kurzawa-songs-my-mother-taught-me/

**8-4-15–Are you familiar with the BENNION FAMILY SINGERS? They sing a capella harmonies from Disney, Broadway, Hymns, and Barbershop tunes. NO CHARGE–THEY ARE VOLUNTEERS! Read about them and listen to a sample. http://www.elderaudience.com/bennion-family-singers/

**8-4-15–For lovers of CLASSIC COUNTRY SONGS…invite JOHN CANNON to perform. He says, “I’m un-young and un-pretty, but I’m the real deal, riding my own horses (Jake & Gus) in the back-country where I am grateful, seeing our nation’s beautiful land!” JOHN is a singer of “SMOOTH COUNTRY BLUES”, who plays rhythm guitar and has background pre-recorded instrumentals. He gets many fantastic reviews, and he travels!
http://www.elderaudience.com/smooth-country-blues-with-john-cannon/ 

**8-4-15–Not many performers have this said of them: “…If you haven’t had the privilege of having MONTE WATTERS play at your facility, then you are MISSING OUT!!!…” MONTE is a PIANIST and former Long Term Care Administrator who travels WIDELY and is also great for Memory Care settings. http://www.elderaudience.com/monte-watters-pianist/ 

**8-4-15–Invite SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST (and TRUMPET PLAYER–LIKE HARRY JAMES) CHUCK PAR-DUE to entertain you with music of the “Golden Age of the Big Bands.” He gets superb reviews, and he has performed for US Presidents! Learn more: http://www.elderaudience.com/chuck-par-due-singer-and-trumpet/

**8-4-15–BELTAINE plays IRISH, SCOTTISH and traditional American Folk Music–You’ll hear HAMMERED DULCIMERS, guitar, accordion, flute and other instruments. BELTAINE offers a Duo to Quintet based on your budget and theme. They do Sing-alongs too! One reviewer wrote: “What a treat! Their music is refreshing, fun and engaging. You can’t help but tap your toes and clap your hands!” BELTAINE travels WIDELY. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/hammered-dulcimers-with-beltaine/

**8-4-15-Fascinating and fun…PAMMIE PAYNE is a longtime Veterinary Technician who shares her various exotic creatures with you! PAMinals VISITING ANIMALS program includes Insects, Arachnids, Rodents, Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals. PAMMIE takes the utmost care to protect the safety and welfare of her animals as well as the welfare of the audience. Read more: http://www.elderaudience.com/paminals-visits-with-animals/

**8-4-15–MONICA BARBER offers sessions of interactive BELL CHOIR, SING-ALONGS AND RHYTHM BAND activities at senior facilities. Her music spans Old Favorites, tunes from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s and 40’s Musicals, Folk songs, Spirituals, Country and Rock-n-roll. MONICA‘s programs are great in Memory Care settings. My father, who had Alzheimers disease, loved her visits! http://www.elderaudience.com/monica-barber/ 

**8-4-15–Announcing STUMPTOWN STAGES‘ new season of musicals! Here’s the lineup for 2015-16: “CARRIE: THE MUSICAL” (10/22-11/8); “THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL” (12/10-12/27); “THE ADVENTURES OF DEX DIXON, PARANORMAL DICK” (1/21-1/31); “SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” (2/18-3/6); and “IN THE HEIGHTS” (4/14-5/1) STUMPTOWN STAGES productions are presented at the Brunish Theatre, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway in Portland. **Special ElderAudience price** for Matinees! See STUMPTOWN STAGES’ listing for more information.  http://www.elderaudience.com/stumptown-stages-musical-theatre/  

**8-4-15–So much variety!! ACCORDIONIST ELIZABETH WISLER has all sorts of accordion music for you. With her Roland FR8X ACCORDION she produces a “One Woman Band” sound (with voices, instruments and drums), bringing you Italian,French, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Jazz Standards, popular 20’s to 40’s tunes, light classical as well as HOLIDAY fare. Be sure to click on some of the many musical samples at her listing. ELIZABETH WISLER travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/elizabeth-wisler-music-around-the-world/ 

**8-4-15–REMINDER to check out the recently listed STANDARD TIME JAZZ DUO! Professional vocalists Judy Malings & Brian Hart (who also plays piano) team up to provide you with “classy and elegant jazz”–Standards from the 1930’s to today. They bring their own high quality sound system, and offer a HUGE repertoire of familiar, well loved songs. **They have some great song samples at their website. Read more about STANDARD TIME JAZZ DUO and invite them to perform: http://www.elderaudience.com/standard-time-jazz-duo/ 

**8-4-15–Please check out DAVID RUTIEZER‘S listing. He is certified in geriatric wellness, and leads SONG AND DANCE variety show programs at senior facilities–different show every month! Great for MEMORY CARE residents too. http://www.elderaudience.com/the-david-show/

**7-28-15–“RELIVING RADIO” PRESENTER DICK KARMAN travels WIDELY, garnering TONS of praise for his programs about old time radio–they include a collection of antique radios, clips of old radio drama,comedy, news, etc., along with sheets of radio “trivia”. Projected images of the radio performers and other memories of the time accompany the audio to bring back the magic of a bygone era. Invite DICK KARMAN to bring “Reliving Radio-The Way Radio Was” to you. http://www.elderaudience.com/reliving-radio-with-dick-karman/  

**7-28-15–When you plan an outing, consider enjoying a meal at a SENIOR-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT listed on ElderAudience: http://www.elderaudience.com/category/senior-friendly-restaurants/

**7-28-15–The SEYMOUR BAKER BAND “surely helped make our event a success!” wrote Lisa, Life Enrichment Director at The Springs Living in Lake Oswego. This duo performs tunes from the 30’s onward, including many from the 60’s and 70’s–songs from James Taylor, Paul Simon, The Beatles, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and others. Also, old hymns and more contemporary church music. Check out the SEYMOUR BAKER BAND‘S version of “Bye Bye Love”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5S5qTeqyU&feature=youtu.be  Invite them to put on a show for you. They travel! http://www.elderaudience.com/seymour-baker-band/

**7-28-15–I’d like to draw your attention to a new sidebar ad! (These are the picture ads on the right side of each page of the ElderAudience site, above the category listings). PORTLAND TAP CONNECTION is now prominently displayed in a sidebar ad in red costumes and white straw hats! They bring you “the glitter of sequins and sparkle” with Broadway Jazz;Golden Oldies;Latin Rhythms; Country Stompin’; Patriotic Pride; Seasonal Serenades; and Giggles and Gags. Have them bring their tap dancing to you! http://www.elderaudience.com/the-portland-tapconnection/ 

**7-28-15–She has a compelling story to tell!  As a young woman, Author ANGELICA “ANGEL” PILATO was the manager of an Air Force officers’ club in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Her engaging memoir, titled “Angel’s Truck Stop”, reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world–The young Captain Pilato was warned her assignment was in a war zone “unfit for a woman.”  The book has been described as hilarious and at times, heart-wrenching. Invite ANGELICA PILATO to speak about those days. Might be fitting for a Veteran’s Day event (November 11); to mark International Women’s Day (March 8) or Women’s History Month (March). Learn more http://www.elderaudience.com/angelica-angelpilato/

**7-28-15–This topic seems timely, in light of recent news about the Northwest being quite “earthquake-prone”…Have you seen SIG UNANDER’S new presentation on “The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906″? SIG is a very popular Author, Filmmaker and Speaker who uses compelling archival photographs taken during and after the disaster and dramatic narratives of firefighters and soldiers who battled the fires, and ordinary citizens who lived through it. The program is about one hour and includes a Q & A session. Invite SIG UNANDER to give this presentation, or one of the OTHERS mentioned in his listing. http://www.elderaudience.com/sig-unander-speaker/ 

**7-28-15–Book a MAGICIAN! There are several listed on ElderAudience. http://www.elderaudience.com/category/magicians/

**7-28-15–If you love COUNTRY & WESTERN, BLUES, and old FOLK CLASSICS then check out GREG GARRISON! He can stroll through the room or stay put, adds background vocal and instrumental accompaniment to produce a fuller sound, AND he takes requests! One activity director wrote: “…His personality and sense of humor are part of his charm…” Be sure to listen to GREG GARRISON‘s music samples at his listing, then contact him for a program. http://www.elderaudience.com/greg-garrison-singersongwriter/ 

**7-28-15–Mentioning them again…The MINIDOKA SWING BAND are VOLUNTEERS, comprised of 17 local musicians and 4 outstanding vocalists–This not-for-profit band is named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. **Three of their musicians were former camp internees and several had family members interned. INVITE them to your facility or event, to bring music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII–favorite BIG BAND SWING TUNES of the 40’s, and other great tunes from the 30’s-60’s. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “My Funny Valentine”, “Blue Moon”, “All of Me”, “You Came A Long Way from St. Louis”, “Theme from New York, New York” and many more. MINIDOKA SWING BAND are VOLUNTEERS–NO CHARGE, BUT DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Check out music samples at their listing too! AVAILABLE EVES AND WEEKENDS ONLY, in the PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA More info: http://www.elderaudience.com/minidoka-swing-band/

**7-28-15–DAVE SUING gives presentations on the HISTORY OF SPACE that gain high praise! Learn about the beginning of N.A.S.A., the Apollo Moon Missions and various astronauts, and play a fun “space trivia” quiz. Plus,watch a short dvd with video of moonwalks. DAVE SUING Travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/dave-suing-history-of-space/

**7-28-15–MEG GRAF offers to take you on a “sentimental journey”! She plays multiple instruments, including Celtic Harp, Piano, and Accordion. Multiple styles; Solo or can team up with other musicians; Bedside Celtic Harp music…Based in Eugene, but she does travel! Peter M. at Cascade Manor in Eugene calls MEG GRAF “a true diamond who will go out of her way to make the seniors happy…classical piano, ragtime, or anything in between…” Be sure to click on MEG’S delightful music samples at her listing and invite her to perform: http://www.elderaudience.com/meg-graf/

**7-27-15–Sure to perk things up! Ask the PORTLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS to visit in colorful kilts and tartans, and demonstrate some lively jigs and reels, and stately strathspeys. Check out a sample dance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9dK5eeSmU4  Learn more:  http://www.elderaudience.com/portland-scottish-country-dancers/

**7-27-15–Have you had a chance to listen to this marvelous sample from EMMY HOROWITZ?  https://soundcloud.com/emmysings4u/they-cant-take-that-away-from-me EMMY sings 60’s CLASSICS and JAZZ STANDARDS–tunes made famous by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, The Supremes, The Shirelles and others. She has a fascinating biography, including a background as a massage therapist with lots of experience serving seniors. Chris, Life Enrichment Director at Whitewood Gardens wrote: “EMMY is tops!” Read more about EMMY HOROWITZ and invite her for a program! http://www.elderaudience.com/emmy-horowitz-sings/

**7-27-15–Just thinking about this makes me smile…“Vaudeville” style performer MITCH HIDER is ALSO a CHAMPIONSHIP WHISTLER and Historian of Whistling. He was the 1982 Whistling Competition Grand Champion and is in the National Whistlers Hall of Fame! MITCH SINGS, YODELS and “scats”; his repertoire includes standards, jazz, show tunes, sacred,western, novelty, and international music.  PLUS, he presents opera parody, a humorous magic show, and plays ukulele, harmonica, drums and other novelty instruments. He uses a table of hats and props. He once whistled with “Bertha the Harmonica-Playing Elephant”! MITCH is based in Eugene but Travels WIDELY! http://www.elderaudience.com/mitch-hider-whistler/ 

**7-27-15–REMINDER to check out the recently added listing for STORYTELLER NORM BRECKE! Norm is a spirited storyteller who revels in telling a good story, accompanied by songs, plus BANJO, GUITAR, UKULELE and even MOUTH HARP. This longtime teacher enjoys performing for senior audiences, crafting programs around topics that entertain and interest them: Popular History, Folklore, Biographical stories with humor and heart, and Folktales.  A few of Norm’s programs include: “Good Old Summer Time”; “Labor Day”; “Baseball Stories”; and “Harvest Moon”. NORM is available to TRAVEL too. Read more about him: http://www.elderaudience.com/norm-brecke-storyteller-plus-music/  

 

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