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Evening at Pops; Swingin' At The Pops

Evening at Pops 1999 Swingin’ at the Pops with Ann Hampton Callaway / Five O’clock Shadow / Jivin’ Lindy Hoppers

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Evening at Pops
Swingin' At The Pops
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Taped shows of the Boston Pops. First telecast on WGBH in June 1957; Arthur Fiedler conducting at MIT Kresge Auditorium. Premiered nationally July 5, 1970, performances at Symphony Hall. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

Public television audiences can put on their “zoot suits” and wing-tip alligator shoes to catch the latest retro-dance craze with Swingin' at the Pops. Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra lead off this celebration of the Swing era from the 1940s to the present with special guest singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performing selections from her wide repertoire of toe-tapping pop and jazz tunes. They are joined by The Jivin' Lindy Hoppers, an award-winning jazz dance company based in London. Symphony Hall shimmies and shakes with the dancers' breathtaking performance of the Lindy Hop. The show also introduces Five O'Clock Shadow, an all-male a cappella group from Boston. In the spirit of the Big Band era, principal members of the Orchestra step into the spotlight throughout the evening to showcase their soloist talents and pay homage to Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, and other big band and swing legends from the past.

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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Dangel, Susan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening at Pops; Swingin' At The Pops,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA7A828512F423B9625716CD5696B2B.
MLA: “Evening at Pops; Swingin' At The Pops.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA7A828512F423B9625716CD5696B2B>.
APA: Evening at Pops; Swingin' At The Pops. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA7A828512F423B9625716CD5696B2B
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