Swinging in the Lanterman Ballroom

Remember Patty, Maxine and LaVerne, belting out hits like Bie Mir Bist du Schoen, Hold Tight, and Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, to the beat of the big band in the glory days of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman?

The Sisters of Swing, Stephanie Krystad, Teresa Parente and Ember Vaughan, will present "It’s a Spring Swing in the Ballroom" on Sunday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lanterman House Ballroom.

Continuing a series of Sunday musicals inspired by the sheet music collection of the late Frank Lanterman, the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation moves from the Roarin’ Twenties to the Swingin’ Forties to present a foot-tapping evening of music.

Teresa Parente is an accomplished actress and an acclaimed performer on the New York City night club circuit whom critics have called "a wicked comedienne and lilting singer who sings the socks off R&B; with a voice like an Amati violin." Viewers of Married. . . With Children know her as hapless TV reporter Miranda Vera Cruz de la Jolla Cardenal. Parente has also guest starred in dozens of other TV series and performs regularly at Pasadena’s Holly Street Grill.

Virginia native Ember Vaughan began singing and playing guitar at 14 and wrote and performed songs professionally throughout high school and college. She fronted a popular Chicago rock band, Alibi, and sang commercial sessions for a client list that included Pepsi, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Oprah Winfrey. Vaughan appeared twice on Star Search, winning in the female vocalist category.

An avid musician in her youth, Stephanie Krystad rediscovered her extraordinary voice after joining La Cañada’s Towne Singers. The group’s directors immediately made her one of the featured soloists. Teamed with Teresa and Ember, The Sisters of Swing brought the house down with their Andrews Sisters-style performance at Glendale’s historic Alex Theater.

The Sunday evening soiree will feature elegant hors d’oeuvres and a fine wine bar. Tickets, limited to 100, are $65 per person and reservations should be made by April 23 at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. For further information, call the Visitors’ Center at 790-1421.

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