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Library to host ‘Big Band Memories’

Cooper will lead Jan. 31 program to start centennial celebration series

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 6:59 a.m. CST

The Morris Area Public Library will hold the first program of a series in celebration of its centennial.

Steve Cooper’s “Big Band Memories” aims to please fans of Big Band and beyond. The program will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. 

Popular Chicago band leader Steve Cooper is the host for a one-hour program of rare films and videotapes of the most popular performers and songs from the days of the Big Bands and early television. In addition to the rare videos, Steve will talk about the famous bands and the celebrities he has performed with including Bob Crosby, Sammy Kaye, Lawrence Welk, Mary Tyler Moore and Liza Minelli.  He has also performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

A question-and-answer session will follow the videos.

This program is free and open to the public. Please visit the library or call (815) 942-6880 to register.  The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in Morris.

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