Meet And Greet (Page One)
(December 16th 2016) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
A beautiful evening at the Petroleum Club of Long Beach
It takes two to watch Vicky
It only takes minutes to take minutes!
Neil was voted as best looking man on the east side of the table!
(Yes... It's true... He was the only man on the east side of the table)
Nita pondering her next move!
Donnis takes notes of any changes to the roster...
Larry's most important act
The lobby was decorated to the hilt!
Santa's helpers pose for a shot before getting to work
O' Little Town Of Long Beach... Sounds like a
good name for a Christmas song
"Silly boy... That is NOT mistletoe"
"Where is the mistletoe when you need it?"
Welcome to the Gill's... The fun is about to start!
Bernie gives us a Christmas smile!
Mike attempts to duplicate that smile!
He may need some training from Bernie
People exchanging stories of the season!
"We hear the band... It's that time..."
A great evening of traditional dance music and Christmas dance music!
Music starts and Topper's hit the floor
The floor begins to fill
...But visiting goes on all night long!
"A penny for their thoughts!"
Jan provides us a UK Christmas smile!
Dancing keeps us warm on these cool winter nights
The floor was perfect for handling all the people this evening
...and directly from the desert... We have Brian and Shirley
Brian left his dessert dance shoes at home!
Movin' and groovin'
Howard makes magic!
88 Keys never sounded so good!
Did You Know? - Have you ever WONDERed why the piano has 88 keys, though? Why not 44? Or 212? Why 88? The answer, as it turns out, has both historical and practical aspects.
The piano got its start as a modification of the harpsichord, which had 60 keys. The first pianos, therefore, usually had 60 keys. 60 keys represented five octaves, since there are 12 notes in an octave.
As more and more pianos were made, composers began to write more music for the piano. It wasn't long before their compositions took them beyond the five octaves available on pianos at that time. Composers began to work with piano makers to create pianos with more keys, so that they could write new music with a wider range.
Over the course of the history of the piano, you can find many different versions of pianos with many different numbers of keys. By the mid-1800s, pianos had expanded to a full seven octaves.
In the late 1880s, popular piano manufacturer Steinway created the 88-key piano that is the standard today. Other manufacturers followed Steinway's lead and 88 keys has been the standard ever since.
...and of course keeping the beat!
You can't keep dancers down!
Name that tune!
Working off the calories
Please please.... I will sign autographs...
Time for a quick respite before the next dance begins
Paula dressed up in Christmas red brightens the dance floor
First Topper's dance... Welcome!
Smiles make the season brighter!
"I hear salad dishes... Time to take a break!"