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1920's Jazz Comes To Allen, June 14th with Singapore Slingers!



Prepare for daring grooves of original jazz with The Singapore Slingers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr. Combining the rhythms of the 20s and 30s with the edgy energy of contemporary music, The Singapore Slingers captivates audiences with amazing fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, two-steps, rags, tangos and rumbas.  

For a special treat, Michele Guess and Marcela Mercer, granddaughters of the famed vocalist and actor Smith Ballew will introduce the concert.  Smith Ballew recorded the song As TimeGoes Byfor The Columbians Dance Orchestra in 1931.  The song achieved legendary status when Sam (Dooley Wilson) performed it for the classic film Casa Blanca.

The Singapore Slingers has performed at the Sons of Hermann Hall, Kessler Theatre, and a host of festivals throughout the nation. In 2011, theDallas Observerdeclared The Singapore Slingers the Best Pre-Swing Jazz Orchestra and“The city’s coolest quirkiest retro jazz group.”     

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.