By The Raleigh Telegram
RALEIGH – Bringing back the experience of dancing to the romantic music of great dance orchestras of the past, the Tune Swingers Orchestra, an eighteen-piece big band, will perform Thursday, March 29th from 8:00-10:30pm at the Raleigh Elks Lodge, 5538 Lead Mine Road, in a program entitled April in Paris celebrating the joy of spring.
Written in 1932, April in Paris was made famous by the likes of Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and many others, composed by Vernon Duke with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg for the Broadway musical, Walk A Little Faster.
Dancers and lovers of the big band sound are invited to enjoy a night of dancing and socializing to this great American music which includes Latin, fox trot, ballroom, waltz and swing styling. Featuring lead vocalist Donna Francis, the Tune Swingers Orchestra performs classic, ballroom-style arrangements from the golden age of the big band era.
“With spring here, stepping out with a loved one or friend is the best medicine to shake off the winter blahs,” said orchestra leader Rollin Glaser about the show.
The event will feature a cash bar, candle lit tables, wood dance floor and free parking at the Elks Club. ::
April in Paris: Big Band Dance Event featuring the Tune Swingers Orchestra
Thursday, March 29, 2012 • 8:00-10:30pm
Raleigh Elks Lodge, 5538 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
$15 per person; $12 seniors or ballroom dance students
For group rates and reservations, call Raleigh Music Groups at (919) 830-7357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Posted: Sunday, March 25th, 2012