Dick Van Dyke entertains at fundraiser dinner party

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Malibu actor Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix charmed the crowd with barbershop musical renditions of songs from movies Van Dyke has starred in, including the title song from the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” as well as the songs “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from the film “Mary Poppins,” among others.

The Westside Center for Independent Living Associates’ recently held its 2010 fundraising dinner party, “An Intimate Evening at The Beverly Hills Tennis Club.” Ruth Kraft, chairperson for the event, said $35,000 was raised at the event attended by 100 guests held June 18. Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Dick Van Dyke and his barbershop quartet, The Vantastix, provided musical entertainment. Pianist Jeff Lass and his combo, including bassist Mike Uhler and drummer Andy Paley, also performed throughout the evening.