Around Town: WWII Museum offers Victory Six Swing Band July 2 – Journal Record

Posted: June 24, 2020 at 6:09 am

Joan Gilmore

Bust out your dancing shoes to celebrate the nations independence ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. Join New Orleans National WWII Museum at 7 p.m. July 2 on Livestream and Facebook Live for some 1940s big band sounds.

For 20 years, the museum has preserved and shared the legacy of the brave men and women who fought for our freedom in the war that changed the world a story that is more relevant today than ever.

Back then, a U.S. Naval Training Center was filled with young men who were learning to battle. (That was their daytime.) During evenings they headed for the USO, where they relaxed and jitterbugged.

I remember this music and the dances and the young men.

At 7 p.m. July 2 you should give it a try. Your donation to this museums COVID-19 Response Fund will allow the museum to continue telling these stories for generations to come.

See zoos lions

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a new lion cam that connects zoo fans with native wildlife from home.

While the zoo has officially reopened to the public with advanced reservations, it remains committed to connecting its fans to the wild wonder of its beloved animal family both in-person and virtually. You can watch the wild feline fun unfold live at the zoos mountain lion habitat in the Oklahoma Trails from the ease of your smartphone, computer or tablet.

Feisty 1-year-old feline brothers Toho and Tanka are constantly on the move climbing, interacting with enrichment and exploring their habitat, providing endless hours of viewing enjoyment. Whether you visit the zoo or stay at home, you can watch the OKC Zoos mountain lions pounce and play every day thanks to this new zoo cam.

Canterbury voices

Randi Von Ellefson, artistic director of Canterbury Voices, was welcomed back by members of the Voices, ready to sing. He said he was pleased to tell them that in spite of the many challenges Canterbury has experienced over the past three months, one thing is certain: A global pandemic wont stop the human spirit and our love of music.

However, the director brought up a reality: Canterbury is operating on less revenue than normal while continuing to do all of the preparations that make each concert a delight.

As Canterburys new fiscal year nears, a strong fundraising plan must be completed. As a nonprofit, Canterbury relies on individual donations to keep the music going.

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