Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Cotton Club Returns: Southern University Shreveport Foundation benefit at the Strand Theater Saturday, March 26

Patrons will be dressed to the nines for an appearance by New Orleans jazz songstress Germaine Bazzle at the Strand Theater, Shreveport, on Saturday, March 26.

Bazzle leads a show entitled "The Cotton Club Returns, a tribute to great jazz legends." It is sponsored by the Southern University Shreveport Foundation and KSLA TV, said Frank Williams, jr., president of the foundation's board.

Also bringing the Crescent City jazz groove to the show is singer George French, who is a City That Care Forgot classic. New Orleanian Sharon Martin will also jazz the audience with a Mississippi-soaked voice.

Sharing the stage with the veterans are young tap dancing twins Jonathan and Sean Scott.

Ticket proceeds will go to scholarships, says the foundation's mission statement.

Expect to see a who's who of the local political structure listening to Bazzle and comperes at the Strand Saturday night. Join them for a ticket ranging in price from a $25 balcony seat to a $2,500 table for 10. More info: 674-3359.

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