Cooper’s band begins centennial celebration

‘Big Band Memories’ on Jan. 31 provides one-hour look back

The Morris Area Public Library will hold the first program of a concert series in celebration of its centennial.

Steve Cooper’s “Big Band Memories” aims to please fans of Big Band and beyond. This program will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. 

Popular Chicago band leader Steve Cooper is ther host for a one-hour program of rare films and video tapes of the most popular performers and songs from the days of the Big Bands and early television.

In addition to the rare videos, Steve will talk about the famous bands and the celebrities he has performed with including Bob Crosby, Sammy Kaye, Lawrence Welk, Mary Tyler Moore, and Liza Minelli. He has also performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

A question-and-answer session will follow the videos.

This program is free and open to the public.

To register for the event, please visit the library or call (815) 942-6880. 

The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in downtown Morris.