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Carolyn Martin closes out District 210’s Senior Series

Demand has been so great for Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210’s popular Senior Series that an extra show has been added to 2012’s season lineup.

The Carolyn Martin Swing Band, with its mix of classic western swing and big band swing, will perform at 11 a.m. May 2 at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.

“Carolyn Martin is a vocalist with a unique sense of musical style and a charismatic stage presence,” said Denise Adducci, performing arts coordinator for District 210.

“Her voice exudes passion and experience — the soulful elegance that is the very essence of music.”

The singer has been described as “a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and artful rather than loud and histrionic.”

She will be accompanied by guitar, piano, steel guitar, brushes, fiddle, bass, harmonica and the accordion.

Patrons can enjoy 75 uninterrupted minutes of classic western swing with influences from the big band swing era, Dixieland, Broadway and blues.

Attendees can expect to hear such classic tunes as “Dream,” “Crazy,” “The Nearness of You,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “The Very Thought of You” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

District 210 introduced the Senior Series three years ago to give community members — especially citizens who no longer have children in the district — an opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art facilities while enjoying a variety of world-class performing artists at extremely reasonable ticket prices.

Past performers have included the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians with Al Pierson and Dave Bennett’s “Tribute to Benny Goodman.”

The swing band’s performance on May 2 will be the seventh and final show of the district’s 2011-12 Senior Series.

A new series lineup for the 2012-13 season will be announced in the summer.


Performances typically sell out in advance.

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