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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to Perform at Algonquin Arts

September 8, 2008

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, Algonquin Arts in Manasquan will be featuring one of the best-known big bands in existence, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. With its unique personality and jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is sure to please audiences of all ages.

The original Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1937. They had numerous hits including �Chattanooga Choo-Choo,� �Moonlight Serenade,� �I�ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo,� �Tuxedo Junction,� �American Patrol,� �In the Mood,� �Pennsylvania 6-5000,� and many more. At various times, their lead singers included Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Anita O�Day. In 1942, at the peak of his career, Miller joined the war effort, feeling that he could better serve those in uniform. He performed tirelessly for over two years for our American soldiers. Then, on December 15, 1944, as a Major in the United States Army, Captain Glenn Miller was sent to fly from the United Kingdom to Paris to play music for the soldiers who had recently liberated Paris. On his way there, he disappeared over the English Channel and was never found.

After Miller�s death, the orchestra was disbanded for several years but then reformed. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently for over fifty years, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Glenn Miller�s trademark was a band with �personality� and under the direction of trombonist Larry O�Brien, that heritage lives on. In addition to O�Brien, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra features sixteen talented musicians and two vocalists. To this day, the orchestra continues to perform with the same timeless style as the original Glenn Miller Orchestra performed in the 1930s and 40s.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be at Algonquin Arts on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 8 pm. Tickets are $38 for adults and $36 for seniors and students. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 732-528-9211 or go online at Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.