Holiday cheer is here
November 24, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

The local duo of Yvonne Ehrenfried and Kevin Maiberger are doing another series
of free holiday concerts at local senior citizen venues. The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Seneca House.
Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m. St. Francis Home.
Dec. 8, noon, Commission on Aging.
Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Charles Meadow Apartments.
Dec. 13, 6:15 p.m., Ruffing Family Care Center.
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Local duo puts out holiday CD
November 25, 2010
The Advertiser-Tribune

For the past five years, Kevin Maiberger and Yvonne Ehrenfried from The Late Show band have been brightening the holiday for residents of area nursing facilities, assisted living and retirement homes with live holiday music. For 2010, the pair has taken their musical project a step further.

"This year is especially exciting, as the season brings a new festive CD we really worked hard on and is going to be a great fundraiser for Toys for Tots and Calvert Catholic Schools," Ehrenfried said.

She and Maiberger went to Happy Hands Studio in Toledo to record a CD, "Notes of Christmas," featuring 17 Christmas songs in various musical styles.

"Seeing smiles on the faces of people that have not shown any emotion for years is our greatest reward," Maiberger said. "We've had some instances where people who had not spoken in a long time would communicate and begin to sing along. ... Despite our demanding schedules, we decided to take a few weeks to record the CD and help those in need."

"Notes of Christmas" can be purchased at Bair Bros., Paulette's Restaurant, Tiffin Hardware, Heritage IGA, Varsity Barber, The Cross, The Ritz Theatre box office, Seneca Cleaners and Seneca Printing. Proceeds from the sale of the CD in those locations will benefit Toys For Tots.

Calvert Catholic Schools also will have the CDs available in the offices. The schools will be able to retain the proceeds from the CD sales for the tuition assistance fund. The singers also will have a supply of CDs for sale at their local performances (listed below).

"We also plan on selling these at our night club performances (our regular act), since they contain jazz and swing and traditional Christmas tunes," Ehrenfried said. "Kevin has donated all his time and money for this project, and I am honored to be part of it."

Maiberger said a number of area radio stations have agreed to air some of the selections.

"Although true happiness cannot be found under the Christmas tree, we hope to create some smiles for kids and families that are in need during these tough economic times," Maiberger said.

The cost of the CD is $10.
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