At the turn of the 20th Century America had just come of age and the world was full of new wonders — autos, planes, “talking machines,” and the first movies. Ragtime set the pace; Vaudeville was king and almost all of the songs are from the first two decades of the 20th Century. The score includes some well-known standards, such as “Give My Regards to Broadway” and some re-discovered gems that probably haven’t been performed in a hundred years.
Many of America’s most cherished patriotic music was written during this age, including “America the Beautiful” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” These songs help tell the story of one of our greatest presidents —Teddy Roosevelt. He did it all — president, rancher, war hero, explorer, and naturalist. He wrote 38 books, won the Nobel Peace Prize and created 150 new national parks and forests. He loved the adventurous, outdoors life and is still our nation’s greatest conservation president.
The live show with multimedia will be performed at Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. The address is 8582 Rogue River Highway, Rogue River. (541) 582-0457 Admission is free but donations are welcome.
James has been performing professionally in the Northwest since the age of 17. Both an accomplished pianist and singer, she has entertained audiences in many venues, and is also is a music teacher and musical director. A few years ago she co-hosted the morning show on a Roseburg radio station, KKMX. The show’s narrator and co-author, Edward Miller, is a magazine writer, playwright and producer. Like James, he is a long-time fan of vintage music.
So bring the family for a rousing musical show about America’s most colorful president and happiest time!
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