Saturday, March 16, 2013
Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA 02351,
The password is "music" and the secret knock will be "fun."
Take a musical and historical tour of the American 1920s with musician/historians Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 2 p.m., when the Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA 02351, 781-982-2139 www.abingtonpl.org will host a special musical/historical program, "'Some of These Days' Roaring Tunefully Through the '20s."
Hearken to the sounds and story of the triumph of the temperance movement with the passing of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act in 1919. This inauguration of the era of Prohibition also spawned speakeasies, gangsters, and ﬂappers.
Don your glad rags, take your sheba or sheik by the hand and travel with the Daltons through the hectic decade of the Jazz Age -- savor the golden musical treasures of Tin Pan Alley; marvel at the movies and radio; celebrate women's suffrage; take a peek at presidential politics; and rev up the Model T as we hurtle through this "Strange Interlude" towards the crash of '29.
The audience is invited to attend with an optional 20s "Look"… accessorized or costumed.