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The Lawrence Welk Show
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:35:49 PM »
I'm watching The Lawrence Welk Show for the first time, after hearing my grandma sing his praises for years.  It's actually pretty entertaining.  And very wholesome. 

I also learned today that Welk was a Catholic and daily communicant.
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Re: The Lawrence Welk Show
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 12:59:11 AM »
A great show. Super talented performers.

On that note:
5 Years ago I sang @ the Lawrence Welk Resort in San Diego.

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Re: The Lawrence Welk Show
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 01:00:17 AM »
A great show. Super talented performers.

On that note:
5 Years ago I sang @ the Lawrence Welk Resort in San Diego.

Very nice!  What was the occasion?

Of the episode I watched, they had a very talented couple do some type of dancing.  I was rather impressed.  The singing was also superb, and the band was nice.

And that accordion! 
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Re: The Lawrence Welk Show
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 01:09:10 AM »
A great show. Super talented performers.

On that note:
5 Years ago I sang @ the Lawrence Welk Resort in San Diego.

Very nice!  What was the occasion?

Of the episode I watched, they had a very talented couple do some type of dancing.  I was rather impressed.  The singing was also superb, and the band was nice.

And that accordion!

I was taking singing lessons in SD and they called up my trainer and asked him if he had a fill-in for one of the performers who could not make it to the resort. So he told them about me and I filled in.
The standards. no more lo less. It lasted 1 hour & 40min. With a 30 min break in between.
It was a luncheon they had for the retirees and while they were eating, I was singing.
They have, had? a great band. It was my only "public" performance.
Later I learned from my singing teacher that the Welk Resort no longer offers that style of music.
They are doing more pop oriented music now. So he told me.

 
   
"Nothing is more miserable than those people who never failed to attack their own salvation. When there was need to observe the Law, they trampled it under foot. Now that the Law has ceased to bind, they obstinately strive to observe it. What could be more pitiable that those who provoke God not only by transgressing the Law but also by keeping it? But at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For he said: "If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?"  St. John Chrysostom  Sunday Homily

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Re: The Lawrence Welk Show
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 03:41:18 PM »
I swear that Lawrence Welk was the only thing ever on at my grandparents' home while I was growing up.
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Re: The Lawrence Welk Show
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 11:50:18 PM »
I was taking singing lessons in SD and they called up my trainer and asked him if he had a fill-in for one of the performers who could not make it to the resort. So he told them about me and I filled in.
The standards. no more lo less. It lasted 1 hour & 40min. With a 30 min break in between.
It was a luncheon they had for the retirees and while they were eating, I was singing.
They have, had? a great band. It was my only "public" performance.
Later I learned from my singing teacher that the Welk Resort no longer offers that style of music.
They are doing more pop oriented music now. So he told me.

It's really a bummer that they are doing more pop music now at that place.  I find that music a lot more edifying and entertaining than the garbage on the radio.
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I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

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