A musical comedian will be the featured entertainment at the annual spring fundraiser for the North Big Horn Hospital Foundation.
Wayne Faust will bring his musical comedy act to North Big Horn County at the Evening With Friends event on Saturday, April 27, at the Lovell Community Center.
The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Items up for bid will include work from local and regional artists, jewelry, photography, pottery, quilted items and other items including a bottle of first batch Wyoming Whiskey.
Music will be provided by local trio Radio Daze.
Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. featuring a three-meat buffet of turkey, ham and roast beef. Complimentary wine will be offered at each table.
All proceeds will go to purchase bar code scanners for each patient room at North Big Horn Hospital. The scanners will help make the administration of medicine and prescriptions more accurate in regard to timing and dosage and the like, said Janet Koritnik, NBHH Foundation Director.
Wayne Faust has performed his music and comedy act for more than 30 years and performs regularly all over the U.S. and in Europe. His shows are a mix of guitar, banjo, comedy and improv. He makes up funny songs on the spot about people in the audience.
Wayne founded Picklehead Music (picklehead.com) in 1995 to give wider exposure to comedy music artists. He’s recorded eight CDs, and his songs are heard on radio stations as far away as Australia.
Radio Daze specializes in Swing Tunes of the 1930s and 40s, presented in a lively and musically sophisticated style. The trio’s repertoire includes selections originally made popular by artists like Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Gene Autry.
The trio includes Cynthia Triplett on vocals and guitar, Emelyn Pimentel on bass and Ron McClure on vocals and guitar.
Triplett graduated from high school in Douglas, Wyo., and attended the University of Wyoming, earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She teaches fourth grade in Basin and lives in Burlington with her husband, Tony.
Pimentel grew up on a ranch near Big Horn. She graduated from Cal Poly in 1993, earning a BS in biology, anatomy and physiology. For the past seven years she has been employed in the Powell school district as a para-professional. She and her husband Troy own and operate a cattle ranch near Byron.
McClure is a private music teacher living in Lovell. Originally from the East, he attended Berklee School of Music in Boston. He was the principal guitar instructor at the University of Wyoming during the 70s and 80s. After leaving UW he lived and worked in the Seattle area as professional musician and music teacher until retiring to Lovell with his wife Kathy.
Tickets for An Evening With Friends may be purchased by calling Koritnik at 548-5240 or by contacting any foundation board member: Jeff Pearson, David Peck, Chad Petrich, Chad Lindsay, Craig Sorenson, Barbara Shumway or Vicki Asay.
By David Peck