Membership Association Meeting Entertainment

Details of the planned upcoming entertainment.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - Anita Siarkowski: The Accordion Chameleon
What do you think of when you hear the music of the accordion? Does it take you to an Italian restaurant with a player strolling from table to table? Do you picture yourself in the middle of a polka festival with the crowd dancing along? This unique instrument will turn any occasion into a festive one. Listen as Anita, “The Accordion Chameleon” brings ethnic music from your heritage – Polish, Irish, German, Italian, Mexican, etc. to life!


Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Kate Stone: singer/ storyteller
Kate is a singer/entertainer whose variety of songs from different eras and genres brighten up a room. Kate’s angelic voice blends music from the forties to fifties and beyond with big band classics. Her musical repertoire spans the last century from Sinatra to Bennett and more. Her heartfelt stories infused with a dash of humor will make you laugh and bring you to tears.


Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Doreen and Larry Ayce: country music entertainers
Larry Ayce brings strong lead vocals and a virtuosic guitar playing style that will electrify any room. His natural, professional and humorous manner will assure an incredible performance. Larry’s wife Doreen Marie, has a voice that is powerful and clear. Together they bring country music legends like - Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Randy Travis into the audience. They have been titled “Connecticut’s own Nashville.”


Thursday, July 28, 2022 - The Elderly Brothers -- Brian Gillie & Tom Stankus Entertainers
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !! Long time music teacher, singer, dance choreographer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Brian Gillie and Tom Stankus offer interactive piano programs and concerts for adults and seniors. Among their repertoire are Ragtime, Boogie-Woogie, Jazz, Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Hollywood, Broadway, swing, dance tunes and themed programs for holidays. These two musicians will tickle the keys and pound them when necessary as they sing the hits with a crisp radiance. You might even learn some cool dance moves! Whoa!


Thursday, Sept 29, 2022 - Jose Paulo – Singer/ entertainer
Jose Paulo’s voice is very versatile and that permits him to sing all styles of music in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French. He continues to attract audiences in various age ranges. Jose resides in Newington, CT and is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his singing career at the age of 12 when he began singing, “Ave Maria” at local weddings. Jose has studied in various certified music schools. A hallmark of his music is the audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping and joyful sounds. You can download his new album “This is Me” on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and much more.


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 - Pierce Campbell -- Singer / guitarist
Pierce Campbell is a highly accomplished guitarist and musician. He receives high praise for his guitar work, superb songwriting, and powerful vocals. He performs a wide range of music from Irish and American classics, to jazz, 50s, 60s, and 70s rock and roll. His voice is warm and powerful and his music covers a lot of ground from touching ballads to ragtime numbers. He entwines humor and history to create a performance that is a whole lot of fun. His performances are engaging as he jumps from guitar instrumentals to vocal ballads, to Irish sing-alongs. Pierce is a full-time musician and has released five solo CD’s. He plays throughout the Northeast at festivals, coffeehouses, Irish pubs, senior centers and libraries.


Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 - Ashly Cruz – singer / entertainer
Ashly Cruz began her musical career as a dancer in the Hartford Ballet Company, later becoming a founding member and choreographer of the Hartford Contemporary Dance Theater. A Connecticut native and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Musical Theater Department, she blends Broadway, French, Italian, Spanish and popular songs, performed cabaret style. Her music style also includes Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz and special holiday themes. She has brought a wide variety of song and dance to Foxwoods Casino and other venues. She released her first solo album titled “A Bailar” (Let’s Dance) on HOT HEAD RECORDINGS. Her first single titled “My Tango Baby” aired on ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly. This multi-talented entertainer will bring her Cabaret Show to Calendar House for a fun and exciting afternoon.


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