CAPITAL CITY DANCE CENTER "my favorite was Larry Berenguel, Jr. His voice sounded like stale cigarettes and watered down whisky on a Sunday afternoon at the old watering hole... and I mean that as a compliment! Homey as honey, intimate and evocative." (8-21-2006: Scenes From A Weekend • http://www.goccdc.com/archive.htm)
MYSPACE.COM/LARRYBERENGUEL 04-24-07: For you myspace bloggers, you can now add me as one of your friends on myspace. Some of my tunes are also posted. I would be honored if you use them as one of your default songs.
OPEN MIC/JAM 05-29-07: Be there for the return of the Sunday Open Mic/Jam at Orlondos starting Sunday, 06-03-07. Come meet Jerome "JB" Bishop (drums), Jeff Kreyling (bass) and yours truly on electric guitar. 05-15-07: Orlondos Restaurant & Bar has requested that I start up an open mic/jam. Drums and bass amp will be available. Please bring your own favorite equipment. 03-21-07: I've been asked to start up the Songwriter's Open/Mic. If anyone is interested please email me, blog or contact me. 02-19-07: I'm sorry but due to personal reasons, I've decided not to host any more open mic/jams at 101 Lounge. You are certainly welcome to come and jam or play If you've attended my open jam/mics in the past. Just let me know in advance so I can prepare the extra microphone or additional equipment.
BLOG 02-01-07: Another thing to test and try. I heard that this is a good way for you to add your own uncensored comments. But please, keep it clean!
SEARCH ME! 05-15-07: I've just learned that the search engine for my site does not capture FrontPage generated pages created in 2006. Sorry! 01-29-07: Thanks to Goggle you can now search the web or this site. Select www. larryberenguel.com to quickly find your photos or videos from the open mic/jam or shows.
APPARE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 05-15-07: Call first to check if I'm playing there on Wednesdays or Saturdays. They're mixing it up so that you get a different performer every week. 04-02-07: Now I'm back on Wednesdays again. Ask for the Martini specials! 03-08-17: I am now performing on Saturdays instead of Wednesdays. 01-27-07: The grand opening has been postponed to February 2, 2007 but I won't be there since I am already performing at Orlondo's. I will be performing at Appare every Wednesday evening starting on February 7, 2007. Sorry for the inconvenience. Located at 3769 86th, Urbandale, IA 50322, (515) 252-6358. It is on the southeast corner of the intersection of 86th and Douglas. The restaurant includes a beautiful and elegant sushi bar, two private tatame room, private party room, 10 teppanyaki grills, and of course their most unique and splendid liquor bar with variety of drinks to choose from. Appare is one of the most elegant restaurant in Des Moines. With its creative waterfall and two beautiful trees, it is definitely a restaurant to visit. More detailed information at http: //blogs.dmregister.com/?p=4024.
RITUAL CAFE Performing with Justin Peters & Matt Ranallo of Reaching Perfect Balance and guest flutist Brenda Bohall on 01-27-07. RPB's Comin' Home CD and my Songrise CD will be on sale. Music starts at 8:00.
ANIKO HEART 01•26•07: Take a look at an one of my favorite award winning photographer and digital artist.
BACK TO ORLONDOS 01•14•07: Starting January 19th, I will be playing Friday nights at Orlondo's Restaurant & Bar from 9:00pm-12:00am. No cover charge. Songrise CD will be available.
101LOUNGE • OPEN MIC/JAM • THURSDAYS 02-19-07: SORRY, BUT THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 01-03-07: Crave is not having open mic/jam in January. However, 101Lounge has agreed to have host Thursday Night Open Mic/Jams beginning on January 11th, 8: 00pm-12:00am. 101lOUNGE is located on 102 3rd Street, Des Moines behind the Hessen Haus within walking distance from the Court Ave business district.
IN MEMORY OF GARY SMITH 10-03-07: My good friend Gary Smith died at 10:10pm on Monday, October 1, 2007. Funeral services will be this Saturday, October 6 at Caldwell Raddatz, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA. Celebration of Life, a tribute for Gary Smith in the form of a music jam will be after the funeral at Orlondo's Restaurant on Park Avenue, 1:00pm. Gary was the leader of The Land Sharks, a Des Moines based band. 10-31-07: Click here to listen to some live television audio tracks that Gary and his brother Randy made back in 1979 when they had the band Kinetic Energy: Kinetic Energy 1979 Jackson Street Live TV Audio Tracks.
SPAGHETTIS RESTAURANT 05-29-07: Enjoy "Italian Food & Family Fun" at Spaghettis Restaurant located in Southridge Mall. I'll be playing songs from my Songrise CD along with other well known cover songs every Saturday evening, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am. No cover charge. More information at www.spaghettisrestaurant.com.