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AAA Open Meeting
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Hanover Marriott- Route 10
Whippany, NJ AAA 2014 & 2015 Events Meet filmmaker Brendan McGeehan

Coast to Coast
Current Happenings
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APRIL 6, 2014
Carrozza Scholarship Dinner
Magnanini Winery
Wallkill, New York 12589
12 noon to 5:00 pm

JULY 9-13, 2014
AAA Festival
Double Tree Hotel
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, New York
Room Rates: $134
double, single, triple, quad
Complimentary Parking,
Indoor Pool and Fitness Center

AUGUST 1-3, 2014
Master Class & Concert Series
The Everyday Accordion
Ordinary x Proper = Radiant
Tenri Cultural Center
43A W13th Street
between 5th & 6th Ave.
New York, NY

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Celebrating the Music of the Valtaro
Riccardo's by the Bridge
2101 245h Avenue
Astoria (Queens), NY
12 noon to 5:00 pm
Dinner and Dancing


Linda Reed

The 75th Anniversary Celebration is now history and we are looking forward to new and exciting accordion events in 2014. Many thanks to all the members and friends who participated in the 75th Anniversary – we couldn't have done it without you!

For those of you who were part of the festivities at Bryant Park, you will recall being interviewed or videoed by a group from Danny's Guitar Shop in Philadelphia (Narberth), PA. Danny Gold, Larry Freedman and Ron Stanford put together a fantastic presentation about the accordion with many interviews and recordings of AAA participants. Please view their half-hour video at

Our most recent newsletter (September) is now online as a PDF file and contains many pictures and articles about the 75th anniversary. If anyone has additional photos to share, please e-mail them to with AAA75th in the subject line. The current newsletter is almost ready for distribution and we will resume our bi-monthly schedule with the next issue which will be March.

I invite you all to support the newsletter by sending your stories, articles and upcoming events to Kevin Friedrich at with AAA Newsletter in the subject line. Please give enough lead time events so that we can publicize them accurately. Photos are most welcome – remember to send large format PDFs.

We wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year – here's to the next 75 years of accordion music!

Linda Soley Reed, President
American Accordionists' Association