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"The Golden Age
American Popular Music"
The songs you
love. . .
The stories you want. . .
The memories you cherish
BOB ACTS & PLAYS PIANO AT EMERITUS COLLEGE
Emeritus College, Santa Monica College
Scenes from Film and Theatre
Director: Barbara Gannen
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
THE EDYE SECOND SPACE,
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
SOME COMMENTS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED OUR PROGRAMS. . .
"What a fabulous show! "
Everyone left with smiles on their faces, a song in their hearts, and wistful looks of days gone by.
Their pockets were crammed with trivia to entertain their families and friends.
'All those songs and memories enveloped my heart with a cloak of young love,' said one member of the audience.
Your humor, playful patter, and interaction — not to mention the music — won almost a perfect score of 5.
That calls for a repeat performance.
"You are adored
LANEY PODELL, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, THE VILLAGE AT SHERMAN OAKS
"Saul and Bob brought Ira and George Gershwin to life through live music,
interesting stories and facts about their lives, a multi-media presentation, and audience sing-a-long.
They are so entertaining and personable. Great interaction with the audience and each other!
Their shows are perfect for a Library and at a very reasonable price.
We had many happy people who left humming and singing, and asking for more.
So the day after this concert I booked them to return for at least two more times!
Thank you, Saul and Bob, for bringing music, humor, and just a feel-good program to Simi Valley."
Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator, Simi Valley Public Library
"Everyone had a wonderful
time and I saw big smiles on the faces of the 80+ in the audience.
I smiled throughout the whole afternoon and I am still smiling and humming all my old favorite tunes.
A new gentleman friend of mine (who was at your show) wrote out the lyrics of
"You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me"
and brought them to me with a bouquet of roses. How romantic!"
JANE COHEN, PROGRAM CHAIR, FRIENDS OF THE PLATT LIBRARY, WOODLAND HILLS
"You guys 'rock' … that was so much
KATHY ABBOTT, MARKETING DIRECTOR, HOLLENBECK PALMS, L.A.
you, thank you, thank you, Saul & Bob. You did an awesome job
I had great feedback from all the people who attended. You are wonderful to work with,
and I look forward to having you back again in the future."
kathy bernal, project specialist, city of arcadia community center
"I absolutely love having you guys here.
Out of all of our events, this is one of the best attended.
All the residents are always raving about it. You two are simply amazing!"
SHARINE FORBES, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR (2010-12), WALNUT VILLAGE, ANAHEIM
for a wonderful program. You are a big hit at The Fair Oaks.
I received lots of compliments throughout the afternoon and evening.
(You) are so enjoyable and bring a whole new dimension to our entertainment.
Thank you again for everything you do. It's very appreciated.
We will be happy to have you back for other programs."
RICA DUFF, MARKETING DIRECTOR, THE FAIR OAKS, PASADENA
"You must know from the standing ovations
you guys get when you do your shows here
how much the audiences love and appreciate what you do.
You put on one of the finest programs
I have ever seen.
your program—always more than double our usual crowd.
It is our most successful show, and that is why
you’re on a regular schedule here.
Charlotte Afriat, Director of Senior Adult Programs (2007-2012),
The JCC at Milken, West Hills
"You were wonderful!!
I can’t begin to tell you both how very much everyone loved your show.
I have evaluations, which are glowing.
It was such a pleasure for me to meet you and Bob. I feel that we have become friends.
Thank you both again for a 'wunderbar' evening at the Whittier Library.
BONNIE WEBER, LIBRARY SERVICES MANAGER, WHITTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY
special musical talents combined with your charming, humorous personalities offer
a distinctly unique program. Besides having such fun, we also learned so
many interesting facts. "
What a pleasure it is to know you both!
california retired teachers association, harbor beach division
special musical talents combined with your charming, humorous personalities
a distinctly unique program. Besides having such fun, we also learned so
many interesting facts.
"I loved it. Everybody loved
it. A great show!"
Harold Kaye, musician/band leader & activity director, roxbury park, beverly hills
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A BRIEF PREVIEW
CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL OR PART OF
A 60-MINUTE PROGRAM FROM THE SERIES
DIRECT QUOTES FROM AUDIENCE MEMBERS
"I postponed my surgery so I could come to see you guys today.
No kidding -- really. A triple by-pass!"
"I postponed my flight to Pittsburgh just so I could come to see your show!"
"I work my doctor appointments around
your show schedule here!"
"I wait all month for your show!"
"I've been teaching music for 40 years, and in all my life
I've never seen anything like our show. Fabulous -- just fabulous!"
"We need you here every week.
None of the talent we get here is as good as you guys!"
"We get lots of entertainment here. But you guys -- VA-VA-VOOM!"
"I feel 1,000% better than when I walked in here this morning!"
"It made me so happy I could do cartwheels!"
"This was the best time I've had in 50 years!"
"This was so much fun! It
lifted my heart."
"You make the years fly by!"
"Your shows every month make my life worth living here."
"I get around L.A. a lot, and you guys put on the best show in the city!"
"You held an audience of 60 people spellbound this afternoon."
"You're the best thing that happens to us here!"
"Your feelings for each other fill the room. It's so special."
"Your shows are beyond 'excellent.' They're 'top of the world!'"
"The show went so fast I couldn't believe it was over. I wanted more -- more!"
"Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You made my husband smile throughout the whole program!"
"I was so delighted with your program. I smiled all day!"
"Fabulous!" * "Delicious!" * "Wonderful!" * "Fun!" * "Charming!" * "Delightful!"
"Keep doing what you're doing.
You're making a lot of people happy."
A series of live programs presented at your venue
with music and commentary about the songs,
Broadway & Hollywood
musicals, entertainers, songwriters, and happenings
of the Golden Age we remember and love
Pianist BOB LIPSON
Commentator-Performer SAUL H. JACOBS
SING-ALONG ∙ LAUGH ∙ LEARN ∙
REMINISCE ∙ ENJOY
The perfect shows for
Senior Centers · Residential Communities
Clubs · Civic & Service Groups · Private Homes
Senior-Adult Programs · Fundraising
Cultural Affairs · Special Events
Also available are:
Multimedia courses for presentation at
ADULT LEARNING CENTERS
(see COURSES PAGE)
Special 2-Hour Formal Concerts
with 2 vocalists & a 3-piece band
Planning a Milestone
Anniversary or Birthday Celebration?
CDs NOW AVAILABLE (CLICK HERE)
Bob and Saul have been performing together for
more than 60 years
and have been presenting these songs and stories
since 2007 throughout Southern California
Some performances also feature. . .
Steve Fry bass or piano
Don Snyder vocals and/or piano
for a VIDEO with some personal comments about the series from the producer
before every performance, bob lipson
plays a pre-show concert.
Bob welcomes requests, as long as they are submitted in advance
and are not for rock or classical numbers (Sorry -- "No Rock, No Bach")
"You made my day!"
"You have no equal!"
"Can't you do more than one show a month here?"
"Where else do you guys perform?
We'll go anywhere in the city to see more of your shows!"
"I can't sing! But, you get me 'moving' -- inside!"
"We can't wait to see the next one."
"Where do you find all those great stories?"
"You belong on PBS. I mean it!"
"Thanks so very much for coming here. Please keep it up."
"The show was great, singing
wonderful, your "orchestra" was fabulous,
and the script mesmerizing."
"Tremendous job! Just tremendous!"
took me to another place."
"Interesting dialogue and professional presentation."
"When are you coming back?"
shows give me a lift. Better than a shot in the arm!"
"I loved the humor. Lots of fun."
"I just closed my eyes and reminisced"
"I got out of a sick bed today just to see another one of your shows."
"It was a pure pleasure.
A great afternoon."
"You guys work together so beautifully. Great to watch you."
"I've been counting the days since your list visit here."
"I was feeling lousy this afternoon. After your show I felt like a million dollars!"
"I come to see you guys -- rain or shine!"
"You bring the music
"Your passion and excitement for life, love and music is an inspiration."
"I love coming here to watch
you guys have so much fun."
"I love your shows -- you do 'memory music!'"
are the songs my mother sang around the house!
Wow, does that take me back!"
"You could be at the Hollywood Bowl."
"Thank you for all those wonderful memories."
"I really learned so much today. Fascinating!"
"What an inspiration! You made my day."
"Keep taking your vitamins -- we want you around for a long time!"
"You two must really like each other. It shows"
"I had tears in my eyes the whole time."
"I could listen to you play the piano all day long."
"Great writing. Great delivery."
"I loved to listen -- when it's stories I don't know. Like today."
"You gladdened the heart of everyone here --
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