During the weekend of October 8-11, I will be 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 it’s twenty-sixth year it is one of the most important Western film festivals in the United States. I will be providing live musical accompaniment for five classic silent movie western feature films from the 1920’s, featuring cowboy stars from the early days of Hollywood–Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson and others. For further information: http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org/index.php/events/celebrity-star/473-jay-c-munns
In addition to a full calendar of private functions, I also perform with the Stardust Trio at ballroom dances throughout Southern California, most of which are open to the public. The following is our schedule for the next three months:
October 7 San Dimas
October 17 Hillcrest Country Fair
October 24 Leisure World
October 27 Colony Park
October 30 Ontario
November 4 San Dimas
November 9 Pomona
December 2 San Dimas
December 11 Ontario
December 14 Pomona
December 22 Colony Park
About the Venues:
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 also plays each month 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 7 p.m. There is a nominal $4 admission charge.
Pomona: The Stardust Trio is featured monthly at one of the most popular dance events in the region–the weekly Monday night dances sponsored by the city of Pomona, held at the Palomares Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.
La Habra: Although it may seem unusual to hold at dance at 10:00 a.m., a good crowd always turns out to dance to the music of the Stardust Trio from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Lunch is served following the dance. The ballroom at the La Habra Community center boasts an excellent wood dance floor. It is located at 101 West La Habra Blvd., La Habra. A suggested donation for the dance including lunch is $3.00 for seniors over 60 and $5.00 for those under 60