Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" at the HCS Performing Arts Center is
history, and man, was it fun! I always wanted to play the role of Harold
Hill, and I couldn't have asked for better fellow cast members, crew or
Director. Thanks to everyone who participated on stage, behind the scenes
or from the audience, including the pre show performers, the New Horizon
Chorus, Heart of Kentucky Men's Chorus, Kentucky Vocal Union and the Pride
of Kentucky Sweet Adelines. Most of all, thanks to the show's fine
director, Bart Lovins, who also happens to be a barbershopper.
I'll have no more time to celebrate as I prepare for another exciting
engagement; this time with my ol' pal, Dr. Jay, and his 7-piece Jazz Band in
the "Label Room" at the Executive Inn (East) on Phillips Lane near the
Louisville International Airport this Friday evening, October 3rd. This
performance is in association with the biannual convention of the Cardinal
District of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and will feature the
award-winning "TKO" quartet between the band's two one-hour sets. But it's
also open to the public! I'm always tickled to perform with partner in
crime Jay Flippin because every one of his fine musicians is a "first-call"
instrumentalist from Kentuckiana. Man, can they play!
Our first set will follow the end of the quartet contest at approximately
9:30, and yes, there will be a dance floor! The room opens at 9:00, and
there will be no advance sales. Cover charge is ten dollars, payable at the
door, and there will be a cash bar, but no food will be served. Also, it's
a no-smoking facility, and there will be no non-smoking activities allowed
in the outdoor smoking area. Ha!
Should be a swingin' time! Ya'll come!
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