History and Hollywood

January 28, 2019

"Just the facts, Madam..." Sergeant Joe Friday and his Dragnet partners wanted it fast, simple and accurate.  Hollywood (and Broadway), however, often play fast and loose with the facts when bringing a historical episode to the screen and/or stage. This presentation will examine how the entertainment industry twists history...sometimes to an almost unrecognizable extent...in...

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Conducted by  Nengbin Shih, Shi-Ru Lin (piano).  Performance of Chinese and English songs such as: 忘了我是誰 (Forgot Who I am)、願 (Yuan)、阿母的頭髮 (Mom's Hair)、意難忘 (Unforgettable Memory)、月亮代表我的心 (Moon is a Symbol of My Heart)、I Will Be There, Moon River, What a Wonderful World, and Laureate Dominum. Established in 2007, the choir has...

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Nash East one hour concert consists of a lively country show featuring all the hits of the Godfathers & Godmothers of country music, making you feel like you went back in time to the Grand Ole Opry, when country music was distinctively country. Hank Williams, Sr., Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and other special guest appearances by the likes of Johnny Cash / June Carter are...

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We’ve all heard of wine and cheese tastings, but how about a chocolate tasting? Are you a chocoholic? Join us and we’ll give you the opportunity to try new flavors of chocolate. Some might tell you that “all chocolate tastes the same”.  You’ll be the judge and choose your favorite. This program is free but registration is...

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The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня), established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Nanai, Ukrainian, Roma Gypsy Tsyganskiy, Evreiskiy Jewish traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the...

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Learn all about the history of Olive oil, the first food babies in Italy are introduced to. View a video on olive oil harvesting and pressing, and learn about the differences between various olive oils such as extra virgin, virgin, cold pressed and others. Taste several olive oils from Spain, Greece and Italy and also enjoy an olive oil cake and create a beautiful olive oil...

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Journey to the roots of American Cinema from the Silent Screen era through the Golden Age; review some of the best Romantic Movies ever made with stories of the on-screen celebrity couples and their off-screen love lives. Showcases Hollywood's longest marriages and contrast with some of the shortest and most unusual romances. Q&A will follow. This program is free. No...

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Abraham Lincoln was an autodidact who started life in poverty in New Salem Illinois. He worked as a rail-splitter while reading the law and engaging in other studies. Soon, he became a shop keep, and through further hard work and study raised himself to the position of a prairie lawyer and finally to the Presidency of the United States. In this role, he undertook the task of...

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Elvis Tribute Concert

February 17, 2019

Elvis is in the building! The King of Rock and Roll- the ever lasting Elvis. Bob James’ extensive career in the casino circuit in Vegas brings Elvis to you as one of the country’s top Elvis impersonator singers. Complete in authentic costuming, impersonation and improvisation, a super thrilling show for your audience, let Elvis bring you back to the days of “All Shook...

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All In For Our Heroes

February 21, 2019

All In For Our Heroes is a unique and exciting charity casino night and poker tournament in honor of our Type 1 Diabetes Heroes. This annual event offers a night of exciting casino play, poker tournament, extravagant buffet with raw bar and carving stations, open bar, wine and beer tasting, and hand-rolled cigars. *Each casino admission includes cocktail hour with extravagant buffet...

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