Big Bear Lake, CA, August 4, 2010, 3:20pm – The Bear Valley Hospital Foundation is presenting an evening with John Grandi and friends this Saturday, August 7th beginning at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center.  John Grandi is one of Big Bear’s icons who is famous for retelling his life’s stories.  Entitled “I Never Left New York, I Brought It With Me”, John’s stage presentation takes his audience from the dramatic end of World War II to the glory days of the Big Band Era and the Golden Age of Broadway to his and wife Julie’s life in California.  The performance includes his co-stars Sarah Adams, Amanda Fisch, Elena Peavy, Brian Adams, Amber Carpenter, Steve Cassling, Mike Cross and the Big Bear Lake Dance Company dancers.  The event benefits the Hospital Foundation.  Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 the day of the show.  Purchase tickets at the PAC box office at 866-4970 or on-line at