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"In the Mood" swings into Miller

Oct. 29, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskin Hawkins, Andrews Sisters, and Frank Sinatra make "In the Mood, A 1940s Musical Revue" more than just a concert. "In the Mood" is a Big Band Theatrical Swing Revue that celebrates a phenomenal era in American musicthe Swing Era.

Enjoy this blast from the past as Miller Auditorium presents "In the Mood, A 1940s Musical Revue" beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

"In the Mood" features the String Of Pearls singers and dancers with a sensational big band orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. The combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. This body of song did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s.

Tickets range from $20 to $30 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858. Tickets are also available online at <www.millerauditorium.com> or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo, or the WMU Bookstore in the Crossroads Mall.

"In the Mood, A 1940s Musical Revue" is sponsored by AM 590 WKZO and Coca-Cola.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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