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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Medley of Elvis & Oldies

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Enjoy “A Medley of Elvis & Oldies” concert on Thursday, November 20 at 1:30 PM in the Library's Large Meeting Room. Vocalist Jim Papa will sing hit songs from the '50s and '60s. The Library will be “All Shook Up” as patrons enjoy hearing “Teddy Bear,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “The Wonder of You,” and more oldies! Call him a throwback, a natural talent with a voice that transcends time and brings back memories of places and passion of years gone by. photo of vocalist Jim Papa

Jim Papa’s love of music is apparent in every word he sings. Taking the lead from great performers of the past, his renditions of classic ballads, pop, and rock & roll, as well as his ability to sing within a variety of music genres, have made him a popular, featured performer in the New York/Long Island area. In 1996 Jim began Magical Music Entertainment, a Long Island based disc-jockey company. Since then he has entertained at hundreds of weddings, private parties, corporate events, area hospitals, public libraries, assisted-living facilities, and senior centers.

This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. No tickets are required.

 

The Red Hot Mamas

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The Friends of the Garden Cty Public Library will sponsor a free one hour “Happy Holidays” show performed by the Red Hot Mamas on Thursday, December 11 at 1:30 PM. Be entertained with energetic, choreographed tap dancing to popular showtunes and holiday favorites - all in dazzling costumes! The program will include “Jingle Bell Boogie,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Happy Holidays,” “Hava Nagila,” and “Let It Snow,” along with audience participation. The performance will be directed and choreographed by Toni Wortman and Louise Rastu with founder and guest choreographer Sandi Bloomberg, a former Radio City Rockette.

The Red Hot Mamas have been dancing in the New York area for over 20 years. Their popularity has steadily increased with audiences of all ages. This group of tap dancers are all Long Islanders and range in age from 54 to 83. They are based at the Jan Martin Dance Studio in Huntington Station, NY. In 2011, the dance troupe had the exciting opportunity to audition for Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” show. They were one of 500 groups that originally auditioned who made the “short list” round, receiving gold stars. In 2012, they were featured in Newsday’s “Life” section.

Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats.

 


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