Lena, Ella, Billie, Cab, Charlie, Duke & More....Live Jazz & Tap? At a Library? Yes, Yes, Yes!

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Join us for Cotton Club in a Box..Saturday, February 11, 6:00p.m. Also Celebrating the Centennial of Hazel Crest, Illinois. Join us for fun, jazz & tap, door prizes, and a dessert bar! Free! All Ages!

The Grande Prairie Public Library is pleased to offer, for one night only, COTTON CLUB “IN A BOX”, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6:00p.m. This event is in honor of Black History Month and the Hazel Crest's Centennial Anniversary! It is free for all ages. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem, NY, that operated during Prohibition featuring Jazz music. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday it was the heartbeat of Harlem. Drawing on America’s two truest art forms, Jazz and Tap Dancing, we will bring to life the historic venue at Grande Prairie Public Library for an evening of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Guest artists include: Guitarist-Alan Burroughs, Pianist-Charlie Johnson, Drummer-Vernon Dandridge, Vocalist/Library Director-Tracy Worth, Master Tapper-Bril Barrett, and Bassist-Pennal Johnson. Grande Prairie Public Library is located at 3479 West 183rd Street, Hazel Crest, IL 60429. For more information please call Tracy Ducksworth at 708-798-5563 or visit http://www.grandeprairie.org.

GPPLD: Where Knowledge Grows
3479 West 183rd Street, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 Tel. 708-798-5563 Fax.708-798-5874 http://www.grandeprairie.org

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