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Halloween: The Fabulous Heftones in Pontiac!

I received an official notice today from Maggie Ferguson of Live from the Living Room, announcing our Halloween concert this Friday. Here is what she wrote:

 

LIVE! FROM THE LIVING ROOM ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE
www.OldFrontPorch.com
located in the atrium of
THE BLUE NOTE CAFE
7 N. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI

Admission: $5.00/person
8:15 pm to 10:30 pm

With your hosts:
MAGGIE FERGUSON & DENNIS KINGSBURY
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Happy Halloween!

This week is our big Halloween Spooktacular.

Dennis, Annie, Denise, Marilyn, Andy, Jack and I are going all out to bring you a very cool, haunted event! Our special guests will be THE FABULOUS HEFTONES whose vintage music will make the event particulary reminiscent of the Golden Age of Halloween – the Roaring Twenties!

Treats! Frightful Decorations! Costumes! Tricks! Prizes!

The Living Room believes in a kinder, gentler version of Halloween. No blood, maniacs, chain saws, or severed body parts will be present (unless you bring them yourself). For our part, we’re planning a good old-fashioned haunted Halloween party!

Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

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THIS WEEKS SHOW
MAGGIE FERGUSON and DENNIS KINGSBURY open the show with several of their own compositions as well as a few interesting covers.

Now featuring the music of FoxFire with Maggie Ferguson and Denise Marie Stein.

Special guest appearances by Marilyn and Andy Mather!

THE FABULOUS HEFTONES – “perform love songs and novelty numbers in the genre called “Tin Pan Alley.” The music was mostly written in New York City in the 1920’s, though they play music anywhere from the late 1800’s to the early 1930’s.

– Lynn plays a fun upright acoustic bass that looks like a large banjo. The instrument is called a Heftone, and it was invented/built by Brian’s father, Larry Hefferan. A friend named our band after the bass many years ago, and it stuck.

– Brian plays a mean ukulele, and we both sing and whistle. Brian also vocalizes in a style which can substitute for a trumpet solo. This style of singing was very common in the 1920’s. One performer who sometimes sang in this way was Cliff Edwards, otherwise known as Ukulele Ike.

If any of you will be in the area and looking for some fun, I am absolutely sure you will find it here. There will be many prizes and lots of good times. Please consider joining us!

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