Glenn Miller Museum holds 41st Glenn Miller Festival

Visitors and entertainers from around the world converge in Clarinda, Iowa, the birthplace of Glenn Miller, to celebrate the music of the great American bandleader, trombonist, composer and arranger. The festival begins with the annual Glenn Miller Music Scholarship competition as high school seniors and college freshmen from across the country compete in vocalist and … Continue reading Glenn Miller Museum holds 41st Glenn Miller Festival

Frankie Manning & The Lindy Hop

Considered the “World Ambassador” of the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning was born on May 26, 1914 and died on April 27, 2009, and is considered one of the most celebrated Lindy Hopper of all time. The Lindy Hop was birthed in Harlem in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and became wildly popular across the nation. Manning was born … Continue reading Frankie Manning & The Lindy Hop

Godfrey Star Julius La Rosa Dies

(05/15/16) Julius La Rosa, a pop singer best-known for hits which included “Eh, Cumpari,”, and whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died. He was 86. His death was confirmed Saturday by his daughter, Maria La Rosa Smith, of Ridgefield, Conneticuit, and Joe Charapata of … Continue reading Godfrey Star Julius La Rosa Dies

Salute to San Francisco’s famed “Forbidden City” Night Club

Celebrating a period when a night out on the town was a rich issue and when dress, drinks, design and music all had a one of a kind style, the yearly “Art Deco Preservation Ball” in San Francisco always guarantees a night harkening back to a more joyous and impressive time. Introduced by the Art … Continue reading Salute to San Francisco’s famed “Forbidden City” Night Club