Friends, we are looking forward to entertaining you at a new venue for us, the Normandie Farm located at 10710 Falls Road, in Potomac, Maryland. We will appear on two Thursdays in February, the 9th and the 23rd, from 7:00 until 10:30 pm. Robert Vetter and I are later comers to Normandie Farm, as many of you have already found Margery’s Lounge to be a great musical experience with such musical artists as Tom Saputo, Terry Lee Ryan, and Wayne Wilentz. Our format will be open mic and we hope to capture the same atmosphere that we had for many years at the now-defunct Grille at Morrison House. If we are a good marriage for this classy venue, we will be back for more engagements in March 2017. Please drop by Margery’s Lounge on our two days next month for a nostalgic trip back to the Grille.

Washington Opera tenor Michael Blaney and I will once again host a Broadway evening at the renowned Trattoria da Franco on Friday, February 10th. from 7-10 pm. This will be an open mic event and Michael has promised to feature selections from opera to jazz to Broadway. Please come for dinner as owner/chef Franco Abbruzzetti will be featuring some of the finest Italian cuisine in the area. For reservations please call (703) 548-9338 – they are recommended. Trattoria da Franco is located at 305 South Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia. We look forward to hearing you sing!

Our past two appearances at Sommerset Retirement Community have, sadly, been very sparsely attended. Robert, Ed, William, and I always look forward to your participation. Our March date will be on Monday the 6th from 6:45 until 9:30 pm. We have a new screen that projects the lyrics for our new sing along format. While the format has changed, there is absolutely still time to feature the voices of you, our guest vocalists. We also have some very talented residents at Sommerset who we feature at the microphone, and one who plays a mean piano. We hope to see you for our March 2017 performance at 22355 Providence Village Drive, in Sterling, Virginia. Please join us in March!  Until we see you…