Dance Pioneer Jeni Le Gon Honored With Tribute Event
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The last date listed for Tribute to the life of Jeni Le Gon was Tuesday February 26, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Travel back in time and experience an amazing night of obscure, naughty and lovely tunes from the 1920s and '30s. Stylish flapper Janet Klein is a true ukelele lady, and along with her band members, The Parlor Boys, will treat you to spirited and inspired renditions of Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, vaudeville, Yiddish novelty numbers, ragtime and other lovable, rare and rustic tunes. Film historian Jerry Beck opens the show with rare vintage 16mm film clips. Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys' latest CD release -- their seventh -- is titled Whoopee Hey Hey! Tunes to Cheer in Tumultuous Times, and reflects current-day concerns with rare and upbeat songs from the Depression era. Learn More
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Featured review from Dennis Trigubetz
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A wonderful tribute with fantastic tap dancers young and old, hearfelt singers, and a hugely tasty jazz trio providing expert accompaniment. One of the best Goldstar events I have attended(I've done 150 or more).
Google and YouTube Jeni Le Gon to learn of her amazing life.
Jeni LeGon (August 14, 1916 – December 7, 2012) was an American dancer, dance instructor, and actress. She was one of the first African-American women to establish a solo career in tap. Ms. LeGon was the rare female tapper who distinguished herself as a solo performer in the first half of the 20th century.