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Ripon Arts League offers two additional concerts

Sister Swing performs in Ripon on Jan. 31.

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POSTED January 28, 2012 1:14 a.m.

RIPON — The Ripon Arts League has two programs left in the season.

The first is Sister Swing, a Tribute to the Andrew Sisters.  This three-member group is backed by a four-member band.  The trio changes outfits several times as they share the music of the Andrew Sisters who performed Swing and Boogie -Woogie music during the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s  The Andrew Sisters were in fact sisters. Maxene and Patty decided to stop performing in 1967 after the death of LaVerne.  Their music is carried on by Leigh Hannah, Valerie Marston and Paula Chafey-Merrill at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Ripon High Multi-use.

The season finishes on Tuesday, March 13, with the High Sierra Jazz Band.  Formed in 1976 and led by Pieter Meijers, the band has been a consistent winner at the Sacramento and Monterey Jazz Festivals.  A poll of readers of the American Rag gave High Sierra the second most popular group with Turk Murphy first and Duke Ellington third.  In 2000, they were voted the best traditional jazz band in the country.

RAL members may attend one of the two remaining concerts at Kindred Arts in Manteca.

On Feb. 26, Michele You (violin and piano) will perform and on March 18 is the Stanford Woodwind Quintet.

The purchase of one ticket for $30 brings you three concerts.  Tickets may be purchased at the door on Jan. 31.  You will be on our mailing list for the 2012-13 season.

For more information about the programs, call 599-3223.  For information about ticket purchase, call 599-3476.

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