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August 31, 2001

HEYDAY OF SWING FEATURED IN BRIGHT STAR OPENER

LA CROSSE, Wis.—The Viterbo University Bright Star Season kicks off with a musical revue like none other when Club Swing rolls into town and performs on Saturday, Sept. 15 at        7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the show follows the decline of swing and the demise of a soon-to-be-closed nightclub, the Hotel Crosby.
From the frenetic-paced opening of Artie Shaw’s "Bugle Call Rag" to a blockbuster closing featuring Louis Prima’s "Sing, Sing, Sing," Five by Design has created a quintessential musical that documents a timeline of swing from 1937-55. Each decade highlights the songs, events, and personalities that defined the era.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul-based vocal quintet invokes a true sense of this historic period while providing impeccable harmonies mixed with plenty of schtick and comedy. Club Swing, will have patrons reminiscing, enjoying a good laugh, and stepping back in time with magical swing music and a vintage nightclub ambiance.

Club Swing is sponsored by WIZM AM 1410 and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Ticket prices are $28/22. To order tickets, contact the Viterbo University Box Office at 796-3100

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