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To those of you who attended this year's R to R...

Posted by Jim Boston on July 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks so very much, whether you attended the Pink Poodle's "Tune-Ups Party" or the First Central UCC events. Hope you had a great time!

By the way...the festival took in $130 to give to the Great Plains Ragtime Society.

Can't wait to do this next year! Thanks again!

Something new has been added!

Posted by Jim Boston on April 11, 2019 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pink Poodle Steakhouse will be part of this year's Ragtime to Riches Festival!

On Saturday, 7-13-2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we'll be holding a "tune-up" kind of get-together patterned after the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival kickoff event (it takes place the Thursday before Memorial Day).

There's no admission fee for the Pink Poodle's Saturday event...just sit down, enjoy the restaurant's menu items, and listen to old-time piano. (And if you play, too, feel free to jump in!)

We'll see you at the Pink Poodle that Saturday (and then at First Central Congregational UCC that Sunday for the concerts and workshop)!

Flooding in Crescent

Posted by Jim Boston on March 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This time, flooding in and around Crescent, IA has postponed this year's first GPRS get-together. If circumstances don't allow it to take place on 4-14-2019, the next date will have to be...5-5-2019.

Too many icy spots on the roads

Posted by Jim Boston on March 10, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Well...here we go again.

Too many icy spots on the roads here in the Omaha Metro have caused another delay to this year's first GPRS "meeting+music."

The new date: Sunday, 3-24-2019. It'll still start at 2:00 PM and still take place at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse, 633 Old Lincoln Hwy., Crescent, IA 51526.

Keeping my fingers crossed...and I hope you will, too.

Blizzard, blizzard, LEAVE US ALONE!

Posted by Jim Boston on February 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Today's and tonight's blizzard has caused the postponement of what was supposed to be tomorrow's GPRS "meeting+music." It'll be held on Sunday, 3-10-2019...as long as the weather cooperates.

Come on, atmospheric forces...cut us some slack!

Well, the weather does it again

Posted by Jim Boston on January 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to weather concerns, the GPRS "meeting+music" originally scheduled for today will, instead, take place on 2-24-2019...same start time (2:00 PM), same venue (the Pink Poodle Steakhouse in Crescent, IA).

Hope to see you there next month!

Man, we really had a blast!

Posted by Jim Boston on July 9, 2018 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you so much for attending yesterday's Ragtime to Riches Festival.

We had a blast, we had FUN, and the event was better attended than in 2016 and 2017 combined. 

In addition, we raised $90 for GPRS.

Faye and Diana, thanks for being our featured artists! Hope you can come next year, too! 

Now, if you're a ragtime fan who missed out on the 2018 R to R, we hope you'll come to First Central next year and check out the FUN!

Weather concerns postpone GPRS meeting

Posted by Jim Boston on February 23, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to weather concerns, the next GPRS "meeting+music" will take place on Sunday, 3-4-2018 instead of 2-25-2018. It'll still be held at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse in Crescent, IA, and at the same time: 2:00 PM.

Hope to see you there!

We really had a ball!

Posted by Jim Boston on July 10, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to everybody who attended yesterday's Ragtime to Riches Festival.

This time, we raised $60 for the Great Plains Ragtime Society. (Okay, it was the same amount as in 2016...but everyone who came to First Central Congregational United Church of Christ had a great time!)

Things went so fine that Faye Ballard and Nathan Beasley have decided to do it again here in Omaha next year. 

If you came to R to R 13.0, tell all your friends so that they don't miss out on next year's FUN!

Just one spot from now on!

Posted by Jim Boston on April 30, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been decided that from now on, our GPRS "meeting+music" site will be the Pink Poodle Steakhouse (633 Old Lincoln Hwy., Crescent, IA 51526).

We'll still hold the Ragtime to Riches Festival at First Central Congregational United Church of Christ...and we're looking for a replacement venue for November's Ragtime Night (Omaha's Pizza Shoppe and Pub closed its doors on 3-11-2017).

We can't do any of this without YOU...so keep supporting old-time piano here in the Omaha/Council Bluffs/Bellevue area!


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