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Pianist, singer to perform at potluck

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Everyone is invited to the South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc. potluck with entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Besides great food and socializing, enjoy the performance, at 6:45 p.m. of Moe Leonard, pianist and John De Masi, singer. They will perform a variety of songs, some from Broadway musicals and others that were popular during the time of Frank Sinatra.

Maureen “Moe” Leonard received her bachelor of arts degree in music, majoring in piano and voice, from Montclair State University, N.J.

She is a registered music therapist. She was the piano accompanist for a college choir; church organist in New Jersey from 1972 to 1976, church organist at St. Theresa Church from 1981 to the present and music director at St. Theresa from 1992 to the present. She is also a member of the Lake Tahoe Community Choir.

In addition, she has been a senior residential specialist since May 2006. Leonard is available as a pianist, organist and/or soloist for weddings.

John De Masi started singing in elementary school as a boy soprano, which changed to a baritone when he was in the eighth grade. He has sung in church choirs since the 1950s and in the choir at St. Theresa Church since 1976. He also has been in the Tahoe Choir from 1983 to the present, including a performance in Carnegie Hall in 1994, in which he sang Bach’s Requiem.

Also, John sang background music for Paul Anka at Harrah’s and Caesar’s as well as in San Francisco and background music for Barry Manilow at Sahara Tahoe. He sang several songs in the Ageless Entertainers Variety Shows in 2003 and 2004 at the Horizon and sang in the Vaudeville Show – Tahoe Style in August 2006.

Those who are coming to the potluck are asked to bring their own plate and utensils, as well as their favorite food dish for six or more people. Guests are welcome and everyone can win cash raffle prizes.

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