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|Juggernaut Jug Band premiers Oct. 29 at Princess Theatre|
The eighth event of the Princess Theatre's concert season will be held this Thursday night, Oct. 29, in the Princess Theatre Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The nationally renowned group, Juggernaut Jug Band, will be performing it's version of jazz music.
"Actually, it isn't only jazz, but also blues, ragtime, swing, and original music combined in a strange concoction called jug band music," said Mr. Fish, one of the members of the band. "Jug bands flourished in towns along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in the 1920's and 30's. As much as New Orleans spawned Dixieland Jazz, Louisville, home of the Juggernaut Jug Band, was the birthplace of jug music." Mr. Fish went on to say, "Today, as then, a jug band is the ultimate party band."
While Mr. Fish, Roscoe, Skip and Smiley are accomplished musicians - "they don't let virtuosity get in the way of having fun." Each performance is a challenge to the audience to have as much fun as the band. Don't let their antics fool you, though, their exuberant music is the result of skillfully conceived arrangements, unusual instrumentation, and unique vocal harmonies. Executive Director Gene Thompson said this is not only a series event but part of the Great Depression Commemoration going on in North Louisiana.
"This year marks the 80th anniversary of the events leading to the Great Depression as well as the New Deal Era that brought us out of the Depression. The commemoration is called "Triumph Over Tragedy: The Great Depression/New Deal Era in North Louisiana. This is one of the types of music played during that period."
Ticket price is by series membership or $15 for ages 13 and up while ages 12 and under is $10. For more information contact the Princess Box Office at 318-435-6299 or email@example.com.
"Triumph Over Tragedy: The Great Depression/New Deal Era in North Louisiana," is the inaugural collaboration of the EYE-20 CREATIVE CORRIDOR a unified effort to provide a long-term Regional Cultural Economy Initiative among Interstate-20 communities ensuring access to the highest quality programs and services offered by artists and arts organizations in North Louisiana. The first group effort commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Great Depression/New Deal Era in North Louisiana from October, 2009 to the Spring of 2010. For a list of events in Triumph Over Tragedy go to www.shreveportbossierfunguide.com."
Programs of Princess Theatre, Inc. are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.