New, Updated Website

Our website has undergone some renovation which will continue in the coming weeks. We’ve been performing aboard riverboat cruises on the Mississippi River, some through the Panama Canal, did a long run of a holiday show at a resort in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and have 30 cruises already booked for 2016. It’s gonna be fun! We’ll keep you posted.

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River cruising is amazing!

Sunset towboat on the riverWe’ve been enjoying a wonderful time with the delightful guest and amazing crew aboard American Cruise Lines’ “American Eagle” riverboat. Here’s a photo that really captures the stunning beauty of the Mississippi River. Wow!
Enjoy following Bill’s photo posts on Instagram at https://instagram.com/billwiemuth/

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Back on the Mississippi River!

Springtime at the Memphis Beale Street Landing with the American Eagle riverboat.

Springtime at the Memphis Beale Street Landing with the American Eagle riverboat.

So great to be back performing aboard American Cruise Lines’ “American Eagle” from Memphis to New Orleans for the next month. Bill will be doing his River History series of lectures, plus we’ll do cocktail hour music and our stage shows. What a beautiful spring!

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Boston, Maine, Nova Scotia aboard the “Pearl Mist”

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The Pearl Seas Cruises’ lovely “Pearl Mist.”

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A gorgeous day touring Maine’s Acadia National Park.

We were honored to be invited by Pearl Seas Cruises to perform aboard their vessel “Pearl Mist” for the first cruise of the season from Boston along the coast of Maine, Nova Scotia. We had such a great time performing a couple of our stage shows and for cocktail hour. What a beautiful small ship experience and a lovely group of guests. Thanks to Cruise Director Marcie for such a great time! We had to depart at Prince Edward Island to fly to meet the “American Eagle” riverboat in Memphis. So much fun!

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A New Riverboat is Christened!

Eagle christeningFor the past four week, we have had the pleasure of performing on the brand new riverboat the American Eagle. The christening ceremony took place in New Orleans on April 25 and the champagne bottle was smashed by the vessel’s godmother, First Lady of New Orleans, Cheryl Landrieu. We have been cruising round-trip New Orleans, going as far north as Vicksburg, MS.  Bill is sharing his historical lectures and we are performing our duo shows and thoroughly enjoying entertaining guests from all over the country and the world. We will be onboard the Eagle for several cruises this year, so if you are interested in our Mississippi River schedule, send us an email to StandingOvationinfo@yahoo.com.

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Great Ladies of Song at Classic Pianos in Portland OR

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We had a fantastic time performing Laura’s one-woman show, A Tribute to the Great Ladies of Song in Portland, OR. The venue was a lovely recital room at Classic Pianos. Bill accompanied on a gorgeous grand piano and the audience was comprised of dear friends and family, old and new. The last time Laura had performed in Portland was in 2002 at Sylvia’s Dinner Theatre. It was a wonderful to return with such a warm welcome.

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Delta Queen departure celebration

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We were honored and thrilled to be invited to perform our Delta Queen show for the celebration of her departure from Chattanooga. The historic vessel is being relocated to Houma, LA for refurbishments with the goal of returning her to cruising in the near future. It was such a delight to see the DQ moving along the river once more and to reconnect with so many of our dear steamboatin’ friends.

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Show at Honolulu’s Ward’s Rafters

IMG_2681Saturday night brought us to the fascinating Ward’s Rafters. This beautiful performance venue built in the spacious attic of the Ward family estate in Honolulu has hosted more than 1,000 concert events during the last 21 years! Incredible. Guests are by invitation only. This is truly one of the somewhat secret treasures of Honolulu.

Special thanks to Dr. Larry Ward for hosting us and to the wonderful crowd who came out to enjoy Laura’s “Tribute to the Great Ladies of Song” show. We met several couples who were turned away at last night’s sold out Medici’s show who were able to secure a seat for tonight. What dedicated supporters!

This completes the six events in our 2015 Hawaii Tour. We have had a wonderful vacation mixed in with the performing. It’s always hard to leave this paradise, but we’ll look forward to a break at home and moving on to our next adventures.

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Sold Out & Standing Ovation at Medici’s!!!

IMG_2665What an amazing night! The show was sold out and they had to turn people away. What a great audience. Terrific energy and so much fun!

This was Laura’s most expanded version of her “Tribute to the Great Ladies of Song” show as we performed three sets! Whew! But it allowed us to include so many other great ladies and wonderful songs that usually end up cut due to time. The crowd seemed to lap up every note!

Beautiful venue!

Beautiful venue!

Big thanks to Medici’s owners Carolyn and Tim Stanton and their wonderful staff for treating us with such Aloha!

They’ve asked us to look at our schedule and come back again to do two nights next time. Any excuse to visit Honolulu is fine with us.

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Laura’s show featured on inside cover of Honolulu newspaper’s weekend entertainment guide!

Laura’s “Tribute to the Great Ladies of Song” show at Medici’s in Honolulu was featured with a nice photo and article on the inside cover of today’s (February 27, 2015) Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper! Awesome!
Take a look:

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