Cotton Club "In A Box".... Jazz @ University Park Public Library, University Park, IL

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Cotton Club in a Box! Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:30p.m. Great music and dancing, good fun, some history, door prizes, and a dessert bar.

The University Park Public Library is pleased to offer, for one night only, COTTON CLUB “IN A BOX”, Thursday, February 21, at 6:30p.m. This event is in honor of Black History Month and 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 University Park Public Library for an evening of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Guest artists include: Guitarist-Felton Offard, Pianist-Charlie Johnson, Drummer-Derek Henderson, Vocalist-Tracy Worth, Master Tapper-Bril Barrett, and Bassist-Junius Paul. University Park Public Library is located at 1100 Blackhawk Drive, University Park, IL. For more information please call Tracy Ducksworth at 708-534-2580 or visit http://www.universityparklibrary.org.

University Park Public Library,

"A Bridge to Knowledge"

1100 Blackhawk Drive, University Park IL 60484

Tel. 708-534-2580

http://www.universityparklibrary.org

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