Sunday, July 19, 2009

Norma Miller

Back in May, Mary (my wife) and I and some friends participated in a show organized by our friend Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin in honor of National Tap Day. It was a variety show extravaganza at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and the star was none other than the Queen of Swing herself, Norma Miller. The night before the show, she came to Big City Swing for a little story time hour.; then during rehearsal the following day, we got to talk with Norma a little bit. She's really something else. When she's on stage or even in front of the crowd at Big City, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that she's a star performer--man she just knows how to ENTERTAIN people. As the finale to the show, she sang her song "Swingin' Frankie's Way" (here's a video of her performing the same number at the Frankie 95 celebration). My friends and I were all star-struck.

(Mary, James, Norma, Chris, Roxy, Dan, and Sheila,
backstage before the National Tap Day Extravaganza, May 16th, 2009)

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