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Wednesday, June 3rd at 3 p.m.
Senior Moments, a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors, will meet in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.
In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, please join us for a concert featuring love songs from that period of American history, performed by Pace University professor and performer Diane Cypkin.
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me),” “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll Be Seeing You”— these are just some of the many incomparable love songs exceptionally popular during World War II. Why were they so popular? Who wrote, played, and sang them? Who danced and “romanced” to them? What made them unforgettable both on the fighting and home front? This one woman concert/lecture delves into it all and, in the process, reveals how the spirit of the time was uplifted by these songs: to hope for a time of peace and an end to a terrible and frightening war.
Support for Senior Moments is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.