ARTS AUGUST 7 2014

SATURDAY AMPHITHEATER SHOW
The Golden Rain Foundation presents Dan and Mary Galliani and The Leisure World Barbershop Singing Club at 8 p.m., Aug. 9, on the Amphitheater stage. It is the first in a series of Saturday shows featuring Leisure World talent. All are welcome. Admission is free.
Dan and Mary Galliani
The crowd-pleasing Dan Galliani and Mary O’Connor Galliani of LW were such a hit last time they performed here that they were asked to return.
Although a classically trained tenor, Dan is equally entertaining singing popular music, and his show will include a variety of selections from classic to pop. Having played in the theater, the movies and on television, when the lights zoom in, it’s apparent that he’s no stranger to the stage.
Adding diversity to their act is Mary’s stand-up comedy routine. Mary, a professional comedienne and actor, writes and performs her own work. She has been successful throughout her career having performed on the stage, in movies and on television. She had ongoing roles in several popular sit-coms. For the last eight years, Mary has led the Enter Laughing improv group in Leisure World and published many humorous articles.
In addition to playing the Amphitheater, Dan and Mary have performed at many clubs and functions.
Come and see this vibrant couple in their element on stage.
—Janice Laine
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Barbershop Singing Club
The Leisure World Barbership Singing Club will perform a half hour of standard classics and contemporary selections, all sung in four-part harmony.
The club meets on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, under the professional direction of Marty Fuchs. It includes women, men, lifers beginners, the curious and the hopeful. The program will include the good old songs such as “Coney Island Baby” and “My Wild Irish Rose,” followed by a varied mix ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.


BALLROOM DANCE GROUP
he Sunday Night Ballroom Dancers invite everyone to dinner and dancing on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The club features the music of The Velvetones and The Goldentones.
The Velvetones, directed by Carl Hathaway, a 16-piece big band, features vocalists Laurie Banta and Tommy Williams.
The Goldentones, directed by Carol Robinson, features vocalists Carmen Edwards and Terry Humphrey.
There is a different theme at every party with colorful decorations and appropriate menus.
A section is set aside for people who want to listen to the music but not eat dinner. Whether listening or dining, reservations are required by calling Shirlene Chavez, 596-2669, or Marge Archibald, 598-4056.
The next party will be Aug. 17; RSVP by Aug. 15.
The Goldentones and Sam’s Twilight Strings will play. The theme of the evening is “Everything is Coming Up Roses.” Terry Humphrey will sing “Moonlight and Roses,” and Sam Calderone will play a favorite song from “Jersey Boys.” Carmen Edwards will sing a few Spanish songs, and the band will play golden oldies.

LW COIN CLUB
The Leisure World Coin Club will meet Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Ed Beckman will give a program on Roman coins. Leisure World residents are welcome. First-time visitors will receive an uncirculated coin as a gift.
The meeting includes a 50/50 drawing, coin auction and a coin raffle drawing. This will also be the last chance to buy tickets for the Numismatic Association of Southern California’s Gold Coin Auction with a chance to win one or more prizes of 35 gold coins.
People who have foreign coins left over from travels can donate them for the club’s coin week outreach program to the sixth-grade students at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos. 
Coffee and refreshments will be served during the break.

COMMUNITY KARAOKE
The Community Karaoke Club welcomed first-time singers Sara Talosi who did ”You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” and John Guidi, with “Wake Up Little Suzy.” The first time at the mike is the hardest especially for people who are singing along with the lyrics on the karaoke screen for the first time. Many regular singers have favorite songs that they know well, and they sing them often. Others love a challenge and scan the club’s big song book for something new and challenging to sing.
Practice sessions are held Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. and, as time permits, on Wednesday’s before the karaoke party begins in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30.

LW ART LEAGUE
The Art League will hold its annual potluck luncheon in Clubhouse 4 on Friday, Aug. 15, from noon-3 p.m.
The cost is $6 at the door or $5 pre-paid. Bring a side dish, such as rolls, salads, casseroles, etc., to serve eight people.
The Art League will supply fried chicken, dessert, coffee and tea.
Bring a favorite painting or some artwork to display. Everyone is invited.

WHIRLERS SQUARE DANCE
The Whirlers will meet at Friday, Sept. 5, in Clubhouse 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for music, dancing and a finger-food potluck. The theme will be Vacation Tee Shirt. Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances will alternate from 7-9 p.m. The potluck and socializing starts at 9 p.m. after the dancing. Singles and couples are welcome. There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Parties are $6. For more information, call 237-2682.
An introductory round dance class will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, from 3-5 p.m. at the Cedarbrook Dance Center, 12812 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove; (949) 637-4169. Cost is $3. Couples and singles are invited.
The new round dance class for beginners is held from 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays. There is still time to join the class. The ongoing beginners round dance class is held Sundays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For extra help, arrive by 5. Classes, $5 each, are held at 5946 Westminster Blvd. at Springdale and Westminster in Westminster. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.
A beginners square dance class meets Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman, Garden Grove. Singles and couples are welcome. There is a singles rotation.
A beginners line dance class is held Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the same place. For information, call Mel Branham.
September is International Square Dancing Month.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
The Genealogy Workshop general meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time is from 9:30-10. Guest speaker Paul Lipinski, editor, Polish Genealogical Society of California, will give a talk on “Finding Your Village.” Handouts will be available.
Everyone is invited to visit the Genealogy Research Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. There are discussion topics on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. People are welcome to suggest discussion topics. Upcoming discussions include:
•Aug. 13: Timelines Revisited on how to fill out timeline worksheets.
•Aug. 20: Family Tree Maker
Copies of previous speaker handouts and, in many cases, audio recordings of presentations are available at the research library.

PLAY REVIEW
“We Will Rock You,” a musical; music and lyrics by Queen; story and script by Ben Elton. Now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012, through Aug. 24, (213) 972-4400, www.centertheatregroup.org; ticket prices: $25-$120. Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.

by Larry Blake
LW contributor

The jukebox musical has now been around for decades. It started out with shows like Beatlemania, which is essentially a concert. Over the years, story lines were added. Mama Mia! and Jersey Boys told stories, bringing the jukebox musical closer to musical comedy. Their enormous success at the box office has guaranteed that they are here to stay.
In 2002, “We Will Rock You” opened in London. It uses the works of the rock group Queen to tell a story about the future. It ran in London for a successful 12 years. It is now playing in Los Angeles in a production that rocks the house.
In the future world of “We Will Rock You,” music is controlled by the corporation Globalsoft. Only soft and mellow music is allowed. Barry Manilow is worshipped as a hero. There is no loud music.
Everyone conforms to the rules. Everyone, that is, except Galileo (Brian Justin Crum). Galileo has dreams that contain snippets of the old rock and roll. But since it has been banned for years, he doesn’t understand these notes and phrases that are haunting him.
Galileo encounters another rebel, Scaramouche (Ruby Lewis). Scaramouche also wants to rebel. Though she is not at first attracted to Galileo, we in the audience know that a romance is blooming.
Their rebellion against Globalsoft force Galileo and Scaramouche to go into hiding. They join the rebels in Las Vegas. There they start to put the pieces together of a rock and roll past that has been denied the youth of their world.
It all ends happily with the evil leaders of Globalsoft defeated and the heroes returning rock and roll to the world.
The main reason for seeing the show is the rock ’n roll score of Queen. Its hit songs from the 1970s are all there, including “Radio Ga Ga,” “These Are the Days of Our Lives,” “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The music shakes the rafters of the Ahmanson Theater.
This production fulfills its intention to provide a fun evening of the songs of Queen. If you go looking for something profound you will most likely be disappointed. My companion for the evening and I joined in the sway-“We Will Rock You,” a musical; music and lyrics by Queen; story and script by Ben Elton. Now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012, through Aug. 24, (213) 972-4400, www.centertheatregroup.org; ticket prices: $25-$120. Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.

by Larry Blake
LW contributor

The jukebox musical has now been around for decades. It started out with shows like Beatlemania, which is essentially a concert. Over the years, story lines were added. Mama Mia! and Jersey Boys told stories, bringing the jukebox musical closer to musical comedy. Their enormous success at the box office has guaranteed that they are here to stay.
In 2002, “We Will Rock You” opened in London. It uses the works of the rock group Queen to tell a story about the future. It ran in London for a successful 12 years. It is now playing in Los Angeles in a production that rocks the house.
In the future world of “We Will Rock You,” music is controlled by the corporation Globalsoft. Only soft and mellow music is allowed. Barry Manilow is worshipped as a hero. There is no loud music.
Everyone conforms to the rules. Everyone, that is, except Galileo (Brian Justin Crum). Galileo has dreams that contain snippets of the old rock and roll. But since it has been banned for years, he doesn’t understand these notes and phrases that are haunting him.
Galileo encounters another rebel, Scaramouche (Ruby Lewis). Scaramouche also wants to rebel. Though she is not at first attracted to Galileo, we in the audience know that a romance is blooming.
Their rebellion against Globalsoft force Galileo and Scaramouche to go into hiding. They join the rebels in Las Vegas. There they start to put the pieces together of a rock and roll past that has been denied the youth of their world.
It all ends happily with the evil leaders of Globalsoft defeated and the heroes returning rock and roll to the world.
The main reason for seeing the show is the rock ’n roll score of Queen. Its hit songs from the 1970s are all there, including “Radio Ga Ga,” “These Are the Days of Our Lives,” “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The music shakes the rafters of the Ahmanson Theater.
This production fulfills its intention to provide a fun evening of the songs of Queen. If you go looking for something profound you will most likely be disappointed. My companion for the evening and I joined in the sway-“We Will Rock You,” a musical; music and lyrics by Queen; story and script by Ben Elton. Now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012, through Aug. 24, (213) 972-4400, www.centertheatregroup.org; ticket prices: $25-$120. Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes.

by Larry Blake
LW contributor

The jukebox musical has now been around for decades. It started out with shows like Beatlemania, which is essentially a concert. Over the years, story lines were added. Mama Mia! and Jersey Boys told stories, bringing the jukebox musical closer to musical comedy. Their enormous success at the box office has guaranteed that they are here to stay.
In 2002, “We Will Rock You” opened in London. It uses the works of the rock group Queen to tell a story about the future. It ran in London for a successful 12 years. It is now playing in Los Angeles in a production that rocks the house.
In the future world of “We Will Rock You,” music is controlled by the corporation Globalsoft. Only soft and mellow music is allowed. Barry Manilow is worshipped as a hero. There is no loud music.
Everyone conforms to the rules. Everyone, that is, except Galileo (Brian Justin Crum). Galileo has dreams that contain snippets of the old rock and roll. But since it has been banned for years, he doesn’t understand these notes and phrases that are haunting him.
Galileo encounters another rebel, Scaramouche (Ruby Lewis). Scaramouche also wants to rebel. Though she is not at first attracted to Galileo, we in the audience know that a romance is blooming.
Their rebellion against Globalsoft force Galileo and Scaramouche to go into hiding. They join the rebels in Las Vegas. There they start to put the pieces together of a rock and roll past that has been denied the youth of their world.
It all ends happily with the evil leaders of Globalsoft defeated and the heroes returning rock and roll to the world.
The main reason for seeing the show is the rock ’n roll score of Queen. Its hit songs from the 1970s are all there, including “Radio Ga Ga,” “These Are the Days of Our Lives,” “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The music shakes the rafters of the Ahmanson Theater.
This production fulfills its intention to provide a fun evening of the songs of Queen. If you go looking for something profound you will most likely be disappointed. My companion for the evening and I joined in the swaying and clapping, especially during “We Are the Champions” and used the provided glow sticks to take us both back to our days of attending concerts in the 1970s. The story of “We Will Rock You” has been criticized as thin and silly. And it is. This jukebox musical was written in 2002, and does not reflect the development of the jukebox musical since then. However, if you enjoy the music of Queen and 1970s rock and roll, you will enjoy the energetic show. This is not a nostalgia trip for all, but is an entertaining evening for those who love rock and roll.

SCIENCE DISCUSSION
The Science Discussion Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
The topic is the history of science in the Western World, including the history and developments of the scientific revolution.
The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 2-3:15 p.m. There are no dues or membership requirements. For more information, call Mark Barnett, 430-2435.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
Dancers having fun learning beginning folk dances from many countries thoughout the world. Leisure World folk dancers meet every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. First-time visitors are free. Easy line and circle dances are taught. Class fee is $3.

FUSION GLASS CLASS
A fusion glass class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4. The class will teach people how to make jewelry by fusing glass.
All skill levels are welcome. There is a limit of people so each student can have more time with the teacher.
Cost is $10, which includes two large pieces of glass or five small pieces. Sign up at the Lapidary Room.

GRF WEEKLY DANCE
The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Linda Herman will play Aug. 9.

GRF MOVIE
“Philadelphia,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 2 p.m., Aug. 10, in Clubhouse 4. Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett launches a wrongful termination suit against his law firm when they fire him because he’s gay and HIV-positive.

POETRY WORKSHOP
The Poetry Workshop will meet at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Bring poems to read with copies to share.
Deane Cox is in charge of refreshments. All are welcome to attend.

THEATER CLUB
The men of the Leisure World Theater Club have donned their straw boaters for “The Good Old Days,” which will be presented on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.
There will be a variety of acts, singing, dancing and comedic skits. Steve Nichols is the musical director, and Alice Lemon is the drama director. They are both professionals and have brought the show to a new level.
In other club news, there will be a potluck dinner in Clubhouse 4 on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.
The club thanks Bob Slater and Geri Stone in conducting the Celebration of Life, which was held for the Theater Club founder Alex Brett.

THE DANCE CLUB
The Friday Night Social Dance Sampler has two dance classes at 6 and 7 p.m., in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Learn the basics of waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, swing, hustle, salsa, merengue and more. Improve leading and following skills. The techniques and skills taught are designed for beginner- through advanced-level students.
Individual dance selections for the night will be based on the instructor’s assessment of the needs and wants of the students in class.
Instructor Jeremy Pierson has been a working dance professional for over 19 years.  He is a ballroom and Latin dance instructor, choreographer and has been recognized numerous times by his peers as “Top Teacher.”
 Classes are $5 each. Singles and couples welcome; minimum of three students are required. Group classes are available by request. For more information, call Jeanine Greb, 296-5921.

DANCING IN LEISURE WORLD
The following is a partial list of dance classes and venues available weekly in Leisure World:
• Leisure World Cloggers: Classes are held Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. for advanced and intermediate students and at 10:30 a.m. for beginners on the Amphitheater stage. All are welcome. For more information, call Betty Currie at 598-9974.
•Dancing Feet
: The Dancing Feet Club will host ballroom dancing Friday, Aug. 8, at Clubhouse 4.
Ballroom and line dance lessons start at 6 p.m. The DJ will play until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes dance lessons and light snacks. Bring beverages.
For information, call (551) 998-4223.
•Leisure Time Dancers offers a big band swing class Mondays at 2 p.m., followed by salsa/mambo at 3 in Clubhouse 6. For more information, call 434-6334.
•Saturday Morning Dance Club holds classes taught by Candi Davis at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. Learn the waltz from 9-10 and the salsa from 10-11. Dancers rotate, so partners are not required. People may attend one or both sessions, $5 each.
•Kang Nam, a line dance class is taught by Young Ah Ko from 9-10:30 a.m. and Korean folk dance class os taught Grace Lee from 11 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 2. No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome. To sign up or for more information, call Philip Bak, 431-0321.
•Line Dance, novice beginners, meet at 10 a.m., Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6; beginners, 10:30 a.m., Mondays in Clubhouse 1; and advanced beginners, 6 p.m., Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6. All are welcome; $3 per class.
Barbara Magie, 596-4690, is the instructor.

HUI O HULA
Hui O Hula holds classes for Hawaiian dance lessons Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. A new hula will be taught this month. Everyone is welcome.
 The hula club will have a class for beginners starting on Thursday, Sept. 11.
Basic hula steps and a new hula will be taught. This special class will meets Thursday from 10-11 a.m. for six weeks.  
Call 252-9676 or email jojo@huiohula.com for more information. 
On Aug. 16, Hui O Hula will participate in the Multicultural Council’s “The World on a Stage” in the Amphitheater. The Hui dancers will perform for 15 minutes at 8 p.m. They are also excited to be entertained by dancers from Appalachia, India, Korea, Philippines and Vietnam.
The “Kolohes” will be back for a third year to entertain in Clubhouse 1 Thursday Sept. 18, the week after the Amphitheater Summer Concert Series concludes. This free concert is a hit with those who love Hawai’i and its music.
Band member Manny Lagod used to sing with Don Ho.  The other two band members are also from the islands.

GRF AMPHITHEATER SEASON
The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present Amphitheater season 2014, which will continue Thursdays through Sept. 11. Shows begin at 8 p.m. until September, when they will start at 7:30.
Two shows are designated as “popular,” as shown in bold print below. When a large audience is expected, GRF members will be limited to one non-resident guest. GRF identification is required.
The minibus will make a special evening run Thursdays to accommodate shareholders attending Amphitheater shows. See page 23 of the 2014 Minibus Schedule for more information. Access bus service is available by reservation. A bus will be waiting after the show to take passengers home.
The following is the show schedule, which can also be found online at www.lwsb.com:
Aug. 7: Debbie Reynolds, sponsored by Superwire
•Aug. 14: A Patriotic Salute to Veterans
•Aug. 21: The Rat Pack
•Aug. 28: Frankie Avalon
•Sept. 4: Country-western Tribute to Roy Orbison & Patsy Cline
Kelly McDonald, comedy host; sponsored by
the Golden Age Foundation
•Sept. 11: Terry Otte & Abilene

GRAPEVINE LINE DANCE—New dances for August are “Rockin’ (Some Beach)” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Classes meet every Thursday from 2-5 p.m. in upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Newcomers, beginners and dancers who need practice are invited to come early. The beginning class is from 2-3 p.m. and intermediate, from 4-5. New dances will be taught from 3-4. Classes are free. For more information, call Jack or Aranee Carrigan, 596-8273.

AMPHITHEATER RULES
The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2014 Amphitheater Season. For a complete list of performances, see the show schedule is in this section and online at www.lwsb.com. To ensure an enjoyable season for everyone, people are asked to adhere to the following rules for the Amphitheater shows:
•No video or audio taping of performers. This could result in the performer walking off the stage and canceling the show.
•Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
•Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.
•Dancing is only allowed in the upper patio areas to the right or left of the seating area.
•All guests must be accompanied by a resident with a GRF photo identification card.
•The number of non-resident guests will be limited to one per GRF member when a program is considered popular and will attract a large audience.
•No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.
•No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area. (GRF Policy 1412.2)

PRIMETIME PLAYERS
The Primetime Players, a senior acting troupe, will perform in Leisure World on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. This show is sponsored by the Producers Club.
It will feature highlights from favorite TV shows, including “The Addams Family,” “All in the Family,” “Cheers,” “The Golden Girls,” “I Love Lucy,” “Laugh-In” and “Keeping Up Appearances.”
First time director Marlene Clark will be assisted by Jack Martinez and Tod Spence. Admission is free. The rest of the performance schedule is:
•Monday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m.
Long Beach Senior Center
1150 Fourth St., at Orange Avenue, 570-3533
•Tuesday, Aug. 12, 12:30 p.m.
El Dorado Senior Center
2800 North Studebaker Road, 570-3225
•Thursday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.
Signal Hill Park Community Center
1780 Hill Street, Signal Hill, 989-7324
•Monday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.
Silverado Park Canyon, 3150 Santa Fe Ave., 750-1675
•Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m.
Gold Star Manor
3021 North Gold Star Drive, 426-7151
•Thursday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m.
Weingart Senior Center
5220 Oliva Ave, Lakewood, 630-6141
•Friday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m.
Long Beach Senior Center
1150 4th St., Long Beach, 570-3533
•Friday, Aug. 22, 1p.m.
Long Beach Senior Center
1150 4th St., 570-3533