Monarch Landing's Artist Series Features World Class Performers
Mar 15, 2017 4:41 PM -
John Torri would prefer professional entertainers come to his home, rather than traveling into the city to see them. The resident of Monarch Landing retirement community in Naperville is co-chairman of the entertainment committee and coordinator of the Artist Series. Now in its 10th year, the six-show Artist Series which runs over the course of the year, stars professional entertainers from around the world. On Sunday, May 7th, Monarch Landing's 2017 Artist Series kicks off with Denny Diamond Trio, a renowned Neil Diamond Tribute group. The idea for the Artist Series came about from Marlin Reishus, co-chairman of the entertainment committee and Monarch Landing resident, who regularly traveled to Florida in the winter. "He has worked with a church there, and would come back every year raving about the entertainment he'd seen," said Judy Torri who works with her husband on the Entertainment Committee. "Eventually, he started talking to the talent in Florida to find out when they'd be in the Midwest. We decided we'd book them for our own shows."