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Jazz Legend Louise Tobin at The Women’s Museum

The Women’s Museum is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month by celebrating women’s role in the jazz era! Don’t miss this exclusive, in-depth conversation with jazz legend, Louise Tobin. She will share experiences and stories from her legendary career. The event is Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Native Texan jazz singer, Louise Tobin (b. 1918) is one of the few important survivors of the swing era. With a professional career spanning much of the 20th century, she will recount personal stories about her associations with such history-makers of jazz as Harry James (her first husband), Ben Pollack, John Hammond, George Simon, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Peanuts Hucko (her second husband), Louis Armstong, and so many others. Hers is a unique story of the challenges women musicians faced during the big band era.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.thewomensmuseum.org.

The Women’s Museum is proud to present Conversations. This speaker series brings prominent women to the Museum to discuss their experiences, careers and life lessons.

The Museum, celebrating a decade of empowering women in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only comprehensive women’s history museum that chronicles the lives of American women through interactive exhibits. The Women’s Museum is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays). For more information, please visit www.thewomensmuseum.org.

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