Los Angeles Jewish Home's Blog

Musical Duo Marks Their 1,000th Performance

In 2007, Blaine Handell and Paul Grossman combined their musical talents – Blaine’s vocal styling and Paul’s keyboard mastery – to form the Blaine and Paul Duo. Their first performance was on August 7th of that year at the Jewish Home. On March 26, 2013, the duo celebrated their 1,000th performance. They currently perform five shows weekly – four at the Home and one at various senior care facilities. “I’m 72 and feel like I’m sitting on top of the world,” says Blaine. “We’re volunteers, but we’re well paid - just seeing the residents smile is all we need!” Paul agrees, adding “It gives us great joy because this is the perfect audience for the songs that we love to perform – from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. It’s rewarding and great fun!”

On behalf of the residents and staff of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, thank you to the Blaine and Paul Duo for sharing your talents and making us smile!

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