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By Brendan Relaford
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Retro JaZ Festival coming to the Granada Theatre


Brendan Relaford

A HISTORY OF JAZZ: The Granada Theater observes 90 years of operation with a special jazz program Saturday.

The historic 1929 Granada Theatre in The Dalles will celebrate its 90th year of operation by presenting its first Retro JaZ Festival on Saturday, May 25. Almost every style of jazz, great old music videos, vintage props, and stories of many of the jazz giants from the past promise to make the festival a one-of-a- kind event.

The day kicks off at noon with a rare video display of vintage videos of jazz giants from days gone by. The live portion of the event begins at 1 p.m. with the gypsy folk band Europatopia, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt. Gina Williams follows with a gospel jazz set. At 3 p.m., the Cherry Blossom Big Band will re-create, song by song, the historic 1938 Benny Goodman s...

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