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Byline: Ernie Pyle PDF Print E-mail
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Byline: Ernie Pyle

From the E&R Department

The E&R Department is pleased to bring back Steve LaRocque, who will perform his one-man show Byline: Ernie Pyle on Tuesday, May 27, at 2 PM in Clubhouse II. Tickets at $5 per person go on sale in the E&R offices in both clubhouses at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 15.

Byline: Ernie Pyle features actor Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle, recounting the major events of World War II in Pyle’s own words. The actor becomes the reporter, appalled at the tragic waste of war and the brutal conditions it imposes on the men who fight it, and personally committed to going back to it, again and again, until the end. Most of the people Pyle met on the front lines were men, but this version of the show includes the story of Mary Anne Sullivan, a nurse in the North African campaign.

Ernie Pyle was one of the first “embedded” reporters. As a correspondent during World War II for the Scripps-Howard newspapers, Pyle went to war with sailors and aviators, anti-aircraft gunners and mule packers, medical teams and combat engineers, and, above all, his beloved infantry, “the underdogs… without whom wars cannot be won.” Pyle covered the London Blitz, the North African campaign, the invasion of Sicily and bitter, mountain fighting in Italy, the Normandy invasion, and the glorious liberation of Paris. His now-famous columns chronicled the day-to-day stories of everyday American citizens who became warriors at a time of urgent need, and their triumphs and sacrifices that ultimately won the war.

This is a gripping, thought-provoking performance that you will not want to miss.

 
The Rockville Chorus PDF Print E-mail
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The Rockville Chorus

From the E&R Department

The E&R Department is pleased to welcome the Rockville Chorus to Leisure World on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 PM in Clubhouse I’s ballroom. This is a free performance, but tickets, two per household, are required. They can be obtained at the E&R offices in both clubhouses beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 15. Please bring your Leisure World Id.

Led by Bryan Seith, the Rockville Chorus is a 50 to 70-member mixed-voice ensemble that has been sponsored by the City of Rockville since 1967 (Dept. of Recreation and Parks). Membership is open to all adults with “New Member” auditions held at the beginning of the fall and spring performance "semesters."

The chorus provides free concerts for the community and other groups/organizations throughout the year. It typically performs twice a year at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. The chorus’ varied repertoire that features work from leading composers including Bach, Britten, Mozart, Rutter, Hindemuth, Thompson, Vaughan Williams, Shaw, Palestrina, and many others. As well, the Rockville Chorus periodically performs/introduces works by local composers.

While this is a free performance, your donation will be appreciated.

 
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies – Silver Linings Playbook PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies – Silver Linings Playbook

The E&R Department is pleased to present “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies.” They are shown in the auditorium of Clubhouse II at 2 PM on Sundays. The next screening is Sunday, April 27 for Silver Linings Playbook (2012, R for language and some sexual content/nudity; 2 hrs. 2 mins.; not closed captioned). Free tickets, limit two per person, are required; they can be obtained from the E&R office in either clubhouse beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 15. Please bring your Leisure World ID card.

After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat (Bradley Cooper) has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents Pat Sr., and Dolores (Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver). While he tries in vain to reconcile with his wife Nikki (Brea Bee), Pat meets a woman, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who is as unstable as he is—and she changes his life.

The movies are for your enjoyment; there is no charge. Be sure to pick up your ticket(s) if you plan to attend. Please note that no one will be seated after 2 PM.

Donations to help cover the expenses associated with the presentations are gratefully accepted. A basket will be available for your contribution.

 
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with The World Jam Club PDF Print E-mail
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From the E&R Department

The Foundation of Leisure World and the E&R Department invite you to come celebrate Cinco de Mayo (Monday, May 5)—from 7:30-9:30 PM in Clubhouse I’s Crystal Ballroom—with "The World Jam Club." Heavy Mexican hors d'oeuvres will be provided to keep you going as you dance the night away; and a cash bar will be available. Tickets, $12 per person, go on sale at 8:30 am in Clubhouse I’s E&R office on Tuesday, March 18. Please bring your Leisure World Id.

"The World Jam Club"—Susan Jones, violin; Pete Fields, guitar; Claude Arthur, bass; Steve Bloom; percussion—plays an intoxicating blend of Central and South American favorites. They will play a mix of some of your favorites including Quien Serra (Sway), Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps), Frenesi, Poinciana, Besame Mucho, Siboney, La Mentera, Solamente una Vez (You Belong to my Heart), Piensa en Mi, El Choclo, and Cielito Lindo.

The World Jam Club has been around for many years, is made up of world-class musicians and has an international reputation. This group has performed in Europe, North, Central, and South America. Local venues include in the Bluemont Concert series, Harmony Hall Center for the Arts, and the band plays once a month at Tavira restaurant in Chevy Chase.

This will be a memorable evening not to be missed. So do not forget your dancing shoes!

The Foundation of Leisure World is a 501(c) 3 organization, which was established for charitable, health, educational and cultural purposes. Contributions to the foundation may be claimed as deductions on income tax returns to the extent permitted by law.
 
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