The Evening Continues With Bethany

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

...The Good Times Continue With...
        Bethany And The Big Band

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Time To Dance

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Herb is loose again!

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Not too bad for an 80+ year old!  Our hero!

Time For Dessert!

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Meanwhile we have dessert!

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"M-m-m-m-m I wonder if they have oxygen bottles nearby??"

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"I'd rather eat ice cream!"

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The band returns for another set

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"Hey, I did it!"

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"I'm always number three"

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Great sounds from a great group!

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Paul dances with a new found friend

Hello Judy

Garland

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work in films, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. After appearing in vaudeville with her sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, Garland was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert, a well-regarded but short-lived television series and a return to acting beginning with a critically acclaimed performance in A Star Is Born (1954).

Despite her professional triumphs, Garland battled personal problems throughout her life. Insecure about her appearance, her feelings were compounded by film executives who told her she was unattractive and manipulated her on-screen physical appearance. Plied with drugs to control her weight and increase her productivity, Garland endured a decades-long struggle with prescription drug addiction. Garland was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. She also attempted suicide on a number of occasions. Garland died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 47, leaving children Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.

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Bethany recreated history... Her mannerisms were spot on!

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We were looking back in time

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She enjoyed the audience as much as the audience enjoyed her!

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One More Dance Break

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"OK guys... Stop moving!"

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Super sounds

Did you know? - The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον - xylon, "wood" + φωνή - phone, "voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family which probably originated independently in Africa and Asia. It consists of wooden bars of various lengths that are struck by plastic, wooden, or rubber mallets. Each bar is tuned to a specific pitch of the musical scale. The term "xylophone" can refer to Western-style concert xylophones or to one of the many wooden mallet percussion instruments found around the world. Xylophones are tuned to different scale systems depending on their origin, including pentatonic, heptatonic, diatonic, or chromatic. The arrangement of the bars is generally from low (longer bars) to high (shorter bars). ~Wikipedia

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A lovely cool evening in August

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The Real Deal... Bethany Owen

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Marilyn Monroe had nothing on Miss Bethany!!!

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We could hear Herb's heartbeat from across the table

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One Last Dance

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Judy Returns For The Finale

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Judy Garland

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Over The Rainbow

Did you know? - "Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by Judy Garland in that movie. Over time it would become Garland's signature song.

The song is number one of the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The American Film Institute also ranked Over the Rainbow the greatest movie song of all time on the list of "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs". It was adopted (along with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas") by American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States. ~Wikipedia

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Romance Is In The Air

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Vicky and Del Kuhn... Our fantastic neighbors

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Good night Judy....Ah, I mean Bethany!

We got an email from our DailyDiary Blog:

Many thanks for attending "A Swingin' Affair" here at The BBC. My name is Aaron Trent, I am the Director of Member Relations here at The Club and I am responsible for bringing the entertainment and organizing last night's event.  I happened to notice your blog and wanted to extend my personal gratitude for bringing your friends and family to the show.  I hope you not only enjoyed Bethany's many personalities, but equally found us to be accommodating to your needs.  I look forward to our next opportunity to welcome you back to The Balboa Bay Club & Resort!

Best regards,

Aaron Trent

Now To The Elks Lodge

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