— Fans of classic country will be intrigued by this unique tribute to the late, great Patsy Cline when it comes to the Audi (Concord City Auditorium) on May 21.  And AARP members and their guests receive special prices! What will be so unique? The Amit Orchestra is a versatile 10 piece ensemble comprised of members from the Capital Jazz Orchestra performing presentations that typically fall outside of the traditional jazz genre. Accompanying the orchestra is vocalist Liz Saunders.  Originally from Cape Cod, MA, …

— Wednesday, April 19, 26, May 3, 10:  LearnOn Walking Tours,  Metro State University AARP Discount 6 p.m.-8 p.m.– DENVER AARP members receive 15% off on the class.  Discover the history of the Mile High City in the classroom, as well as on historic walking tours of the Auraria Campus, LoDo Historic District, and the Civic Center. AARP Members and their guests can access the discount in the following ways: Call 303-556-8320 with class name and state “AARP Member” Email learnon@msudenver.edu with class …

— C’mon into town this weekend and enjoy Boston’s premier music fest at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. The Festival, which is free, takes place on Columbus Avenue in Boston. AARP Massachusetts will be there with tables of free resources and information about all of our programs, such as Life Reimagined, Fraud Watch Network, HomeFit, and many, many more. Our AARPMA State President, Sandy Albright, will be present, along with AARPMA Outreach Director Kara …

— Sway with AARP this summer at It’s Commonly Jazz 2016 in Cincinnati! Come out to Eden Park Seasongood Pavilion and enjoy the many talented musicians that the jazz community has to offer. Enjoy evenings in the park with family, friends and AARP. AARP is also working to support Ohio’s 1.7 million family caregivers through Ohio Senate Bill 314. Stop by the AARP booth to learn more. You’ll also receive free tools and resources to help family caregivers care for their …

—                           By Debbie Cahill, AARP Oregon Volunteer If you’re thinking of whom to invite to create a dinner party full of laughter, Maynard Orme might be the first person on your list. With a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step, Maynard may be retired, but not retiring. At nearly 80 years old, he just returned from trekking in Nepal – and there is so …

— AARP DC is back on Tuesday, December 8th to get you in a holiday mood with cool jazz holiday sounds from Marcus Johnson. Attend this holiday jazz performance filled with inspiring insights from an impressive D.C. native, composer and music talent. At this unique event put on by Life Reimagined and AARP DC, you’ll hear from successful musician, publisher, producer and the co-founder of FLO Brands, Marcus Johnson. In between his jazzy sounds, Johnson will share his experience and tips …

— Celebrations are underway throughout the country to commemorate the December 12, 1915, birth of Frank Sinatra, from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York and, just across the Hudson River, Sinatra’s birthplace of Hoboken, New Jersey. Here in Portland, Maine, the restaurant Crooners and Cocktails, which honors the music and mystique of Sinatra and his mid-century peers, plans a black-tie affair on December 12 with proceeds benefiting the Toys for Tots organization. To borrow the title of one of Sinatra’s …

— AARP Maine’s Office Opening Celebration will feature local classical jazz trio Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue. Rob Schreiber formed Standard Issue in July 2011 as a classic jazz expression of The Great American Songbook – a treasury of music from the golden era of American popular song featuring iconic songwriters Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hammerstein, and Rogers & Hart, to name a few. They also feature bossa nova and …

— Join the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival in celebrating its 26thanniversary October 14 – 18, 2015.   AARP members and their guests (up to four per membership) will receive a 5% discount on a 5-Day Pass & Color Souvenir Program or an “All-Day” ticket when purchased online through July 31, 2015, and a 10% discount off the five-day “All Events” tickets or an “All Day”  ticket when purchased either online between August 01-October 2, 2015   http://www.sunvalleyjazz.com/jazz-festival-tickets/  (enter discount code: “SVJAZZ2015”) or in person at the event upon displaying …

— A chilly, damp night in early December didn’t keep people away from Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC where AARP members, prospective members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season with an evening of “Networking with All That Jazz”. The AARP DC experience featured jazz musician, entrepreneur, and Washington, DC native Marcus Johnson and his ensemble. The jazz group provided the entertainment with original music from Johnson’s vast repertoire plus some unique stylings of familiar holiday tunes. It …