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Saturday, June 8th, 1996 7:00pm

Kendall Center for the Arts
226 Beech Street
Belmont, MA

Proceeds to benefit the scholarship funds
at the Burbank after school Program
the Kendall Center for the Arts

Where Have I Been All Your Life? program

Nina Vansuch

In the 1960s and 70s (!), Nina Vansuch performed with many musical groups and as a solo performer. Her work with the New Haven based Night Angels brought her to concert performances with Bonnie Raitt and Leon Redbone, the National Women's Music Festival, The New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, Yale's Sprague Hall, and many club, radio, and television performances in the Midwest and New England. She worked as a singer, comedian, and actress. She has also worked with arts organizations (STAND Inc., Arts/Lexington, New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, et al.) as a consultant, teacher, and education director of programming for children and adults. For the past five years, she has served as the director of the Burbank After School Program (BASP) in Belmont.

Nina Vansuch took a leave of absence from performing to get married and have a child. During this time, she began writing, consulting, and developing programs (including a radio show "The State of the Union") with other artists in her company, Artists On Call. Her return to the stage comes from her fear that if she waited too long, she would not remember the words to anything. Where Have I Been All Your Life? is a musical memoir based on Vansuch's solo cabaret performances of the 1970s and her book of the same name.

Ed Wells

For over 20 years, Ed Wells has worked in jazz, music and vocal directing, and arranging. His recent works have played and traveled him from Boston, New York, San Juan, the Bahamas, Detroit, Colorado, et al, in All Night Strut, Forever Plaid, Some Enchanted Evening, solo and group performances, and with the band Safam. Wells has especially specialized in working with singers in the cabaret format. This evening, he is performing with a broken elbow...the show must go on!

Almost like being in love

The Lord's Prayer
Alright Okay You Win


That Sunday That Summer
The Late Late show

All The Things You Are

I could write a book

On the street where you live


High as a kite
How high the moon

Moscow Nights

easy living

Many A New Day

Lullaby of Birdland

A House is not a Home

The Best is Yet to Come

The Kendall Center for the Arts

Board of Directors

Nancy Rogers
Ralph Child
Stephen Tomczyk
Carl Brauer
David Caras
Sheri Espar
Barrie Andrews
Tami Kaplan
Richard Pichette
Lauren Shaw
Susan Timberlake
Mary Weeks

The Kendall Center for the Arts is a community arts center that has provided affordable studio space to artists, classes in the visual arts for children and adults, children's theater classes and performances, and vacation arts camps since 1982. Over 400 children attend the summer and school vacation camps, and 400 children attend after school classes throughout the year. Each year, over 300 adults participate in a wide range of classes in the visual and performing arts including decorative furniture painting, photography studio work (which includes the use of the center's new dark room), and an expanded ceramics program available through evening and weekend programs. The center sponsors open studio tours, concerts, exhibitions in the visual arts, and free community programs.

Kendall Center Staff

Dale Mahoney
Education Program Director
Catherine McCulloch
Administrative Assistant
Arla Cohen
Belmont Children's Theater
Jacqualine Rossi

The Burbank After School Program

Since 1988, The Burbank After School Program has offered after school child care for children in the Belmont community. Currently, BASP provides care for 75 children and their families. Families enroll their children for two to five days per week of structured art projects, homework help, language classes, computer lab, library, and gym usage, field trips, and plenty of free time and choice of games and activities. Members of the BASP community are active participants of the greater Belmont and Boston communities. The program sponsors functions that connect families with each other through pot-luck dinners, talent shows, discussion groups, and forums.


Joan Drevins
Eileen Tell
Jeanne Ussher
Members at Large:
Richard Kopcke, Financial Advisor
Susan Cunningham
Mark Steward
Jean Kiernan
Jeannie Monteiro Borelli
Maria Carvalho Rawji


Nina Vansuch, Director
Scott Anderson
Head Treacher
K-1 Teachers:
Suzanne Alcock
Stephanie LeForce
Kristie Forbes Pica
Aimee Sands
Erik Haglund
Shaka Singleton
Student Aides:
David Haglund
Mika Cheng
Julia Lind
Danielle Lunday

Special thanks to:

Randy Morse Johnson, Nancy Wagner, David Caras, Robert DeMaio, Steve Yakutis, Wendy Fielding, Ginny Bales, Jay Gitlin, Lynn Pulsifer, Karen and Karl Haglund, Fran McClintock, Scott Anderson, The Whole Big Burbank School, The Belmont Toy Store, Dale Mahoney, Margie Magraw, Nancy Rogan, Anne Mapplebeck, Bonnie Raitt, Ned Hallowell, Richard Netsky, Ellen Hall McEllin, Michael Bloom, Patrick and Jo Noonan, Lily Tomlin, Stephen Proviser, Carol Centrella, and the man who taught me to open CDs (not certificates of deposit).






my son


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