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POST-GAZE'n'E, MARCH 11, 2016 PAGE 13 J fanna abb nonno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance Socially Scene (Continued from Page 1) The time was the late 1960s; your guys can sight read mu-The show was only about 10 to Lent had started and there sic, because I don't think they 15 minutes late that night and wasn't much work for musi- pay for rehearsals, and you no one knew the difference. At cians unless you were working might not play the music an act the end of the night, the man- steady. I had been rehearsing needs until the night of their ager was still making a big deal with a trio called the VIPs and performance." about a sick piano player, add- a female vocalist. I had worked Seeing it was Lent and none ing in that he could have been as part of the trio off-and-on of us was playing anywhere, the drunk or stoned. When I told for a couple of years and the members of the trio agreed to let him that I resented his allega- addition of a vocalist could pos- me handle the booking and even tion, he yelled out, "You're all sibly expand our possibilities, the singer was in favor of play- fired." While we were packing Out of the blue, I received ing there. Let me make mention up to leave, I told the boys what a call from the manager of a about the singer at this point.., had been said and we thought Waltham supper club called she was gorgeous ... she wasthat would be the last of it. It the Piety Corner Gardens. He lovely.., she was beautiful, but wasn't. told me that they needed a new she was out of tune on almost By the middle of the next house band for their nightclub all of the songs she sang. Not week, I received a phone call part of the complex, and some- by much, but nevertheless, out from a man who identified him- one had given him my name and of tune. Anyway, we auditioned, self as the owner of Piety Corner number. I said I was interested, While we were packing up, the Gardens. I was cordial on the and we set up a time and date manager sent a waiter to askphone, but said no to the owner for the audition. As soon as I me to meet him in his office, when he asked if we would hung up from speaking with He (I'm leaving his name out for return. My comment was, "I, the manager of the Gardens, I a reason) told me that the job we, don't wish to work for the called the rest of the trio and was ours with two stipulations: man you have managing the the singer. All were eager to 1. we work union scale and place." I explained to the owner audition and things were writ- nothing more, and 2. we get rid what had happened that Friday ten in stone, of the singer, night before, and was assured I asked both Dad and Bah- I discussed the meeting withthat ffwe returned, nothing like bononno if they knew anything the other two musicians in the that would happen again, "The about Piety Corners and both trio and they were definitely in man you are talking about, shrugged. Babbononno had agreement, the singer had tomy nephew, has been fired. If never heard of the place and go. The drummer spoke with you decide to return, you will Dad responded that they hired her because he was soft on her answer to me, and no one else union musicians most of the and thought he could make ... I promise it will be worth your time, but beyond this, he too, the parting of the ways easier, while." The boys and I agreed to knew nothing. Both he and my What he said, I'll never know, give it another shot and I met grandfather told me to speak but h~e walked around with awith Mr. Santamaria, the owner, to Uncle Nick who was the vice hand print on his face for about on the next day. We talked over president of the Musicians' a week. terms and they would be bet- Union at that time. We opened that next Friday ter than what I had previously Uncle Nick told me that the night. They had advertised aagreed to. I asked for a contract room I was auditioning for Lenten fish dinner for two for and Mr. Santamaria stuck out was the nightclub part of the the price of one and the place his hand and said, "This is the complex. He added that they was packed. The wall betweenonly kind of a contract I use." had a dining room that served the dining room and the night We shook hands and we re- good Italian food and great club was folded back and we opened that Friday night. steaks, and if we got the job, were to play for one large audl- During the next couple of the management would prob- ence. I was nervous due to the years, I met some great enter- ably open the petition that fact that we were to play for a tainers, and a few I would like separated the dining room tap dancer, a comedian and to forget about. It was a great from the nightclub and make then a singer who was the star learning experience, and among the place a full-fledged dinner of the show. Just as we werethe people I thought were ex- theater. He added that they ready to play, they all walked tremely talented were a come- had a function room that they up to the stage, handed us their dian named Teddy English, a used for weddings, parties and music and told us to follow what tap dancer named Lucky Lewis all types of get-togethers. Be- was written. We all nodded, and and a Spanish singer named fore he changed the subject, he I must admit, we played for all Tito Morra. After about a year threw in, "Oh, I forgot, they also three of them as well as if we and a half, Mr. Santamaria feature a men's bar.., although had rehearsed the entire show. asked me to change nights. He it's no longer just a men's bar, The following week, the place had hired a musical comedy and they have a blues singer had two or three new enter- act to entertain each weekend there six nights a week. He tainers and we went through and wanted us to switch to the calls himself Jelly Belly, and the same routine as the weekfirst part of the week, Monday, you can probably guess where before, sight reading the music Tuesday, and Wednesday. The he got that nick name." We handed to us, and making theswitch was great as it gave hung up, and within seconds, acts look and sound good. us our freedom to find another Uncle Nick was back on the The third weekend started out job for weekends. Dad, Morn, phone informing me that if we OK, but part way through theBabbononno, and Uncle Nick were hired for the first part of night, the pianist started corn- would drop by on Monday the week, we would be playing ing down with the flu. By the nights, have dinner and listen. the Great American Songbook second set that Friday night, It was a great couple of years because of the age of the clien- we had to put him in a cab and ... more on this at a later date. tele that frequented the place, send him home, and wait for GOD BLESS AMERICA He then added, "If they have a last minute replacement to you playing on weekends, you show up. I explained this prob- will be playing for dancing as lem to the manager and he hit well as whatever they've booked the roof, screaming at me about in for entertainment, singers, the many times he was sick and dancers, and comedians. I hope had to come to work anyway. -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year. P/ease call 617-227-8929 The Bridal March Series will come to a close on Thursday, March 31% featuring Daniel Faucher designs. (Photo by danielgagnonphoto.com) over a sipper of whiskey and smoke, or within the holiness of a beach breeze, with every rattle a truth or a lie for the listener to consume." With the season moving into spring, it's a great time to get back out into the music scene and explore the up and coming artists of the city. Black Box Sounds is ArtsEmerson's con- cert series at The Paramount Center. Local Boston bands haven't had the opportunity to perform downtown for decades, and this new series provides a venue to bring the best area bands and performers back to the heart of the city and a must-see event! Both concerts take place at the Jackie Lieber- gott Black Box Theatre at the Emerson/Paramount Center lo- cated at 559 Washington Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by call- ing 617-824-8400 or at www. artsemerson.org. March of the Brides ... A month of bridal events will come to a close on March 31st. March has been highlighted for bridal events in Downtown Boston and Platform Down- town has been hosting, "The Bridal March Series." The two prior events have been a fash- ion frenzy with each featuring award-winning Boston-area bridal vendors, including a wed- ding gown fashion show, panel discugsions and more. Following last year's suc- cess of Platform Downtown during Boston Fashion Week, LEGAL NOTICE the Downtown Boston Busi- ness Improvement District has sponsored a trio of bridal events curated by Terri Mahn, owner of The Stylist Closet. "The Bridal March series has covered many details of wedding planning; photography, jewelry, hair, makeup, shoes, flowers, and of course, the wedding dress[" said Mahn. The month will come to a close with, "The Bridal March-- Designer Dresses" on Thursday, March 31st, at I Federal Street on the ninth floor from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy a fashion show of award- winning bridal designer Daniel Faucher's newest beautiful creations. There will be a show and then a conversation with Faucher after the show. Faucher is known for wom- en's special occasion dress- ing, created especially for us- ing time-honored traditions of couture pattern, draping and construction techniques. His studio is located at 46 Waltham Street, Suite 207 in Boston. You can reach the studio at 617-338-6895 or visit www. danielfauchercouture, corn for more on his designs. The Bridal March Series is an innovative and interactive way for a bride to get all she could be looking for. To purchase tick- ets, visit www.eventbrite.com. These events are sponsored by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, Depend- able Cleaners and the Fashion Group International of Boston. For more on upcoming events, visit www. downtownboston, org. Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P6623EA Estate of MARIA V. DaSILVA Also Known As MARIA VIRGINIA DaSILVA Date of Death October 23, 2015 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Roger P, Peixinho of Stoughton, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Roger P. Peixinho of Stoughton, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be -filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 3/11/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambfldge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P0698EA Estate of WILLIE WEBB, JR. Date of Death February 2, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Dolores Webb of Garland, TX. Dolores Webb of Garland, TX has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repre- sentative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administra- tion from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date 3/11/16