MOUNT VERNON — Starting at the age of 8, Ricky Nelson starred on his parents radio and television show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” He used the television program to help launch his singing career that racked up 53 songs on the Billboard charts, including his first No. 1, “Poor Little Fool,” and ending with a No. 6 hit, “Garden Party.”

Desmond Wall will take the Grand Hotel audience on a journey through Nelson’s music and life at The Grand Hotel, 12 Public Square, Mount Vernon, on Thursday, Nov. 29. Opening the program at 7 p.m. will be the piano stylings of Lowell Borcher. The program will be in the lower level of the hotel; doors open at 6 p.m. to accommodate those with special needs.

The Chautauqua Series bring year round living history to the community on a donation basis. Donations directly to the performers for all their work in researching, writing and bringing these people to life and taking questions from the audience at the end of their presentation.

For more information about this program and upcoming presentations, visit,, or You can also call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018.


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