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Laura pics   Ted is privileged to welcome Laura Cunard to the "Take Two" family.

Laura is a gifted vocalist with an incredibly wide range. She is also a very accomplished pianist, and appears regularly with her jazz trio, as well as solo or with other musicians, at many Portland nightspots. A veteran of piano bars, show bands, dance bands, cabaret, jazz and classical ensembles, Laura's talent, skills, experience and versatility as an all-around musician and an experienced professional are simply amazing.

Laura is also well-known in the Portland jazz community for hosting and leading jams, which attract many of the area's finest musicians and singers.



The "Take Two" duo, Ted with vocalist, pianist and Portland jazz icon Laura Cunard

Ted and Laura


And, we're off and running. Appearances for Ted and Laura:
(check performance schedule page for the most current information):

-- Saturday, June 13, Private party, Portland, 4 - 8 pm
-- Thursday, June 18, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, 8 4th St., Hood River, 9 - 11 pm
-- Sunday, June 21, Private concert, The Dalles, 11:30 am - 1 pm
-- Saturday, July 4, Private concert, The Dalles, 2 - 3 pm
-- Thursday, July 9, The Bistro at Water's Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd. in The Dalles, next to The Dalles bridge, I-84 at exit 87
-- Friday, July 17, Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, 9:30 - 11:30 pm
-- Friday, August 14, Private party in Hood River, 5 - 7 pm
-- Saturday, August 15, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, 8 4th St., Hood River, 9:30 pm - midnight. It's "Take Two Deluxe", Ted, Laura, JB Butler, and Jose Maya!
-- Wednesday, August 19, Private concert in The Dalles, 2 - 3 pm
-- Thursday, August 20, The Bistro at Water's Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd. in The Dalles, next to The Dalles bridge, I-84 at exit 87
-- Saturday, September 5, Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, 9:30 - 11:30 pm
-- Thursday, September 10, The Bistro at Water's Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd. in The Dalles, next to The Dalles bridge, I-84 at exit 87
-- Saturday, October 10, on the Terrace at Maryhill Winery Wine Club party and Harvest Celebration, 1 - 5 pm. 9774 Highway 14, near Goldendale, Washington
-- Saturday, October 17, Hood River Valley Harvest Festival, Hood River, 1 - 3 pm
-- Friday, October 23, Clock Tower Ales, 311 Union St, The Dalles, 8 - 11 pm
-- Saturday, October 31, Private concert in The Dalles, 2 - 3 pm
-- Thursday, November 5, Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, 8 4th St., Hood River, 8 - 10 pm
-- Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day celebration at Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, 2 - 3 pm


Thanks to all who come out for your support of live music!

Remember, you can check the schedule anytime on the "Take Two" website here.

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And on-going ......


Ted appears most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at the grand piano in the Valentino Lounge, 6 - 10 pm,
at the beautiful historic
Columbia Gorge Hotel, located at 4000 Westcliff Dr. just off I-84 at exit 62, in Hood River.

Come dance, sing along , or just listen to the unique sounds of "Piano and More" , in a warm, elegant atmosphere!



Yes, they really do dance at the Columbia Gorge Hotel!

CGH double
CGH dancing

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Ted and Laura on the Terrace at the award-winning Maryhill Winery

Maryhill


At Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles with local hero, drummer and radio personality Jeff Minnick

Clock Tower


Ted and Laura performing at a recent private event

Brookside


Ted onstage doing his electronic "Take Two" solo act in the entertainment tent of the Hood River Harvest Fest.
Photo credit: Jim Drake, Hood River News

Harvest Fest


Colin, Lara and Ted demonstrate Take Two's unique versatility and charm
to a huge enthusiastic crowd of entertainment buyers in the main ballroom of the Ramada Plaza,
during the Ohio Festivals and Events Association Showcase

Trio at OFEA


Ted Horwitz, Jennifer Franko and Colin MacQueen

Trio


Colin, Cheryl and Ted at a private pool party in Powell

Powell Pool Party


Ted and Jennifer on stage
in the huge Main Ballroom at the Aladdin Shrine Center

Ted and Jenn 15

Ted and Jenn 15


Ted, Cheryl and Colin at The Bexley Monk

Bexley Monk


Ted and Colin rock the dance floor
at the Corazon Club in Dublin

Ted and Colin 2

Ted and Colin 3

Ted and Colin 8


Ted and Cheryl are joined onstage by faculty members of the Village Academy in Powell
during their "Celebration Of The Arts" Gala.

Village Academy


Wowo Pignik
The world's greatest backyard party !

This unique event was a major production at the home of Wayne and Willa (WOWO), held yearly around the Fourth of July for 15 years. (About the name .... they just love pigs, don't ask me why!)

Pignik became an institution. There was tons of great food, a "beverage center", and all manner of live musical entertainment and dancing on the deck, with many well-known local musicians and full-scale professional stage lighting and effects. At its peak, over 300 people were crammed into that German Village back yard. Pignik had a house band ("Take Two", of course), a hard-working staff, an official theme song, closed-circuit video and audio, and a base of corporate sponsorship. Here are some photos:

The Pignik stage under construction

Pignik setup

Wayne and Willa addressing the crowd during "Opening Ceremonies"

Opening Ceremonies


The Red, White and Blue
Balloon Release
 
  Pignik attendees run for cover
as the "Flying Pig" swoops by
 
balloon release   Flying Pig


.... and the dance floor is rockin' !!

Dancers


Ted and Susie take their bows amid mirror balls, fog machines, and thunderous applause!

Ted and Susie

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