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Late Lindy Hop Icon Frankie Manning to Be Celebrated

Frankie Manning

Frankie Manning, the legendary Savoy ballroom dancer, Tony-award winning choreographer and “Lindy Hop ambassador”-who passed away one month shy of his 95th birthday on April 27th-will be memorialized with a five-day festival of music and dance in New York City from May 21-25. A number of top jazz artists will perform during the week.

Manning will be memorialized in a service open to the public on Friday, May 22 at 10:00 AM at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (at 59th Street.) A traditional Second Line, led by the David Otswald and the Gully Low Jazz Band, will wend its way through the streets and the park to a dance at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park.

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