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Potluck offers preview of variety show

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The South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens potluck dinner meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the senior center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

A preview of the Ageless Entertainers Variety Show, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Horizon Casino Resort Cabaret Showroom, will be presented following the potluck.

The program will include an exciting rendition of “Memphis” by singer and guitar player Jim Harris; clever magic tricks by JJ the Magician (Joe Jimenez;) a lively and fun line dance, “Maxine Redneck Special,” choreographed by Maxine Miller with her line dancers, Debbie Beck, Frank and Toots George, Joan Tapp and Peggy White; a moving ballad, “South of the Border” by Bill Paradise; and a rousing song, “Those Were the Days My Friend,” by Anne Kirk.

Jim Harris has played the guitar and sung professionally for 42 years. He was on WGN, a Chicago TV station, with a six-piece bluegrass band for 16 years. His band, Whisky Ridge, has appeared in all the major hotel casinos in Nevada, including the Frontier and Thunderbird in Las Vegas, Del Webb’s Sahara in Reno and Lake Tahoe, and Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe and Reno. He was on TV on BBC in Vancouver, Canada, on a program with Milton Berle and Patti Page.

Joe Jimenez as JJ the Magician has been a professional clown for 13 years, a magician for eight years, and impersonated Charlie Chaplin for six years. He has performed at schools, picnics, birthday parties, company parties, theaters and showrooms. He has been in the Ageless Entertainers Variety Show for the past three years.

Maxine Miller has taught and choreographed line dancing for eight years. She and her line dancers have performed in two of the previous Ageless Entertainer Variety Shows. She taught a line dance to the ballroom dancers at the senior center Cinco de Mayo dance in May.

Bill Paradise has had leads in “South Pacific” and “Show Boat,” co-starred with Yvonne De Carlo in “Hello Dolly,” and has been in many other theatrical productions. He has been in the last three Ageless Entertainers shows.

Anne Kirk has been a professional singer, dancer and mistress of ceremonies for many years. She has performed a the Tropicana and Sahara in Las Vegas, and as an entertainer on a cruise ship to Bermuda. While in Arizona, she dances and sings a duet with a piano player on shows. She also performs three times a week at various locations in Sun City, Scottsdale, Tucson and Mesa, Ariz. She performed in, and was the director of, Ageless Entertainers Variety Shows in 2002 and 2003 and also performed in the AEVS in 2004. She will be accompanied by Marjorie Sand on Aug. 5.

Marjorie Sand is a professional entertainer, an accomplished musician who sings and plays the piano. She has played in every major hotel in Seattle, all the golf and country clubs, and many night clubs. She also has entertained on cruise ships in the Caribbean, Alaska and South America, at the Grand Canyon, the Touch of Class resort in Oregon and in Okinawa, Japan. She will accompany many of the singing and musical acts at the Aug. 20 show.

Anyone attending the potluck on Aug. 5 is asked to bring a plate and utensils as well as a dish to serve six to eight people. Members of Senior Citizens Inc. can win a $25 door prize. Guests are welcome and everyone can win cash raffle prizes.

Tickets for the Ageless Entertainers Variety Show, “Cruising Around the World,” as well as raffle tickets, will be available at the senior center after Aug. 1. These shows have sold out in previous years, so everyone is urged to get their tickets as soon as possible. For more information call the senior center at (530) 542-6094 or Arline at (775) 588-6997.


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