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Here Comes the Big Band Tribute

Big Band Tribute

Draper Arts Council will be presenting its fourth annual Big Band Tribute August 1-2 at the Draper Amphitheater (944 East Vestry Road). Downbeat will be at 8 pm, with a pre-show starting at 7:30.

As in past years, this year’s Tribute will re-create the atmosphere of a 1940s live radio broadcast, purportedly originating from the Rainbow Randevu in Salt Lake City. The Randevu was a large dance hall in downtown Salt Lake that played host over the years to all the Big Bands of the Swing Era.

Under the music direction of Valaura Arnold, the program will include such perennial favorites as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Blue Skies.” The Rainbow Randevu Band, Singers, and Dancers will also present “I Got Rhythm,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Besame Mucho” and many others. The Arts Council has installed a dance floor so that patrons can dance as well as listen to the great old tunes.

All tickets are $5, and they are available at this website on our Tickets page.

Updated 2014-07-22

Draper Arts Council Update

The 2013-14 season is almost over, capping off with Little Shop of Horrors in June at the Draper Amphitheater. Following is information on upcoming shows in our 2014-15 season.

Big Band Tribute

DAC’s annual tribute to the music of the Big Bands of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s will hit the Draper Amphitheater (944 East Vestry Road) August 1 and 2. Expect more hot vocals, slick Lindy-Hoppin’ dances, and jazzy improvisations on the great tunes we all know and love. And bring your dancin’ shoes, because once more we will have a dance floor where you can try out your own moves.

Dear Edwina

August will also see our fall kids’ show, as 13-year old Edwina Spoonapple takes the stage to instruct her sibling on matters of dancing and singing. The subject matter for her lessons is the letters she gets from the neighbor kids, asking for advice.

Join a large cast of talented kids as they prepare for the Kalamazoo “Advice-a-Palooza Festival,” and learn a lot about themselves along the way.

Performances will be held at Draper Amphitheater (944 East Vestry Road) 8 pm on August 21, 22, 23 and 25. Here is the cast list. Here is a link for personal music rehearsal and another for the vocal list.

 

If you have a reaction to what we are planning, or (even better) a suggestion about what we ought to do, please let us know. Arts Council Board meetings are the second Monday of each month, and citizens are always welcome. There is more detailed information posted on this website prior to the meetings (check the Calendar page), or you can post suggestions via the Contact page.

Updated 2014-06-12

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Updated 2014-06-09