|My wife, Marie, and I are long-time fans of the Big Band swing music of the 1930’s and 1940’s, so names like Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller are quite familiar to us. I even have an uncle, Greg Spevak, who leads such an orchestra. My Aunt Pam is their vocalist.
We have The Glenn Miller Story on DVD and have watched it several times. This is a partly fictitious story about how Glenn Miller developed his orchestra, rose to fame, joined the military in WWII, and how that ended. Whether you like that music or Jimmy Stewart, this movie is worth watching, you’ll get the best of both.
When we found that The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra (web site) was to be performing at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greenville (less than an hour’s travel from here) we had to go see them. Ticket prices were quite reasonable. The NPAC is a lovely facility. Parking was good too. We scored a spot just a short walk to the facility main entrance. Actually, we got lucky on that. Continue reading Getting A Good Dose of Glenn Miller