During the weekend of October 4-7, I have been invited back for the fourth year to provide live musical accompaniment to silent movie westerns to be screened at the Lone Pine Film Festival, the annual film festival held in Lone Pine, California, which celebrates the hundreds of films and television episodes that used Lone Pine, the Alabama Hills, and the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range as film locations. In its twenty-ninth year, it is one of the most important Western film festivals in the United States. I will be providing live musical accompaniment for two classic silent movie western feature films from the 1920’s, featuring famous cowboy stars from the early days of Hollywood. One of the films,”The Wild Horse Stampede” was recently restored by the Library of Congress and will be screened for only the second time since 1926. For further information:
I have a full calendar of private functions but I also perform with the Stardust Trio at ballroom dances in Southern California, most of which are open to the public. The following is our schedule for the next three months:
October 3: San Dimas
October 26: Ontario
November 3:: Leisure World
November 5: Pomona
November 7: San Dimas
November 27: Colony Park
December 3: Pomona
December 14: Ontario
December 29: Leisure Word
San Dimas: The City of San Dimas has been hosting weekly ballroom dancing for over three decades. The Stardust Trio is usually featured the first Wednesday of every month at the San Dimas Senior Center located at 201 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas (909.394-6290). The dancing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is a nominal $5 admission charge.
Ontario: The Stardust Trio performs for ballroom dancing at the Ontario Senior Center, located at 225 East B Street, Ontario. The ballroom has an excellent wood floor and it is a wonderful venue for dancing. Downbeat is at 6 p.m. There is a nominal $4 admission charge.
Pomona: The Stardust Trio is featured regularly at the weekly Monday night dances sponsored by the city of Pomona, held at the Palomares Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is a nominal $4 admission fee.
Colony Park: The Stardust Trio is a regular feature at the Colony Park Dance Club. This venerable organization has been around for over three decades. The dances take place at the Munoz Community Center located at 1240 West 4th St., Ontario. During the summer months of June and July, the time is 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On all other months the time is 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leisure World: The Leisure World gated-community at Seal Beach hosts a variety of activities for their over 9000 residents including ballroom dances held in Clubhouse One. The Stardust Trio appears there regularly throughout the year. These dances, however, are only open to residents and their guests. The dance takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.