Northwest NEWS

November 8, 1999


Northshore Variety Band presents concert

Adele Vonnie John & Bill
Adele Vonnie. John Chamberlain (left) and Bill Ostheimer.

   The Northshore Variety Band will present a special performance on Friday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Northshore Senior Center. Composed of talented seniors, the band entertains with their own interpretations of popular music from the Jazz Era.

   The one-hour show will include many of the popular numbers that the group, formerly known as the Northshore Senior Center Kitchen Band, has become known for. There is no charge; however, donations will be accepted.

   Featured performers include Adele Vonnie, operatic star, and John LiMarzi, drummer, who performed professionally in New York in their younger years. Olivette Partridge, also an experienced professional entertainer, is the producer of this performance.

   Others participating in the show include: Karl Reynolds (leader of the Senior Songsters), John Chamberlain, Dorothy Reynolds, Ann Kuda, Molly Johnson, Arlene Schuller, Cal Rule, Gene Hubble (quitarist), Rudy Calzada (a professional cornetist), and Ed Figenbaum.

   "We sing, dance, and play a variety of instruments which may be interpreted as music. We regularly play at retirement homes and nursing homes," said Esther Johnson, co-leader of the group with Bill Ostheimer.