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Westfield Memorial Library Presents Linda Ipanema and Dixie Cats


On Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats paying tribute to the “Roaring Twenties.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Dixie Cats will pay tribute to the Roaring Twenties and the melodies from yester-year, including songs such as “By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “I'm Looking over a 4-leaf Clover.”

Known as the “Queen of Dixieland,” Linda is considered one of the foremost singers of Dixieland jazz. She has performed in all the major clubs in New York City and the Metropolitan area; festivals; outdoor concerts; the Showboat in Atlantic City; as well as in Washington D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, Florida and Norway. Her band features Dr. Dave Picton on piano, Dmitri Kolesnik on bass and professor Art Lilliard on drums.

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The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check the library’s website by clicking on the “About Us" tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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