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Susan of DT need advice for performing in old folks homes (30) RE: need advice for performing in old folks homes 28 Jul 16

Dick Greenhaus and I live in a retirement community. We are on the Entertainment Committee that books acts for weekly the entertainment night on in the auditorium for the independent living residents and also run the ukulele group that plays monthly in the medical wing.

The weekly auditorium programs are a mix of singers (mostly broadway), bands, choruses, storytellers, and lecturers. Celtic singers are consider different from folk and we get one or two of them a year. We try to bring in folky acts twice a year. They have not all been well received. It is more important that the person is a dynamic performer, rather than have an interesting set of traditional songs.

For the ukulele group that performs once a month in medical, we do a mix of seasonal songs, old standards, pop music form the 1920s to 1940s, gospel, popular folk, and patriotic. We give them song sheets so they can sing along. We are very well received.

Shows in the auditorium are 60 minutes. Shows in medical are 45 minutes.

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