Mood Swings

Before there was such a thing as “retro” – back when stockings were made from silk and had seams, and before twenty-somethings had the ability to Google Benny Goodman to find out who he was – there was big band music. Born from swing-era jazz, big band’s orchestral sound typically featured a horn section and a solo vocalist and was the cat’s pajamas from the early 1930s and on past World War II.

In the Mood, which takes its name from the popular Glenn Miller tune, celebrates this musical era with a Forties-style revue featuring singers and dancers and something called the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra.

Tue., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 31, 2 p.m., 2010
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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