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Discover Big Band Sound At 'Club Swing'

TAHLEQUAH - Discover the lush vocal harmonies of Five by Design as they bring the Swing Era to life at Northeastern State University.

Five by Design, a Minneapolis-based musical group, will present "Club Swing" on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Center for the Performing Arts. The one-night performance is sponsored by NSU, The Sequoyah Institute, and Cox Pharmacy.

"Five by Design breathes new life into the rich sounds of swing music, singing hits from a bygone era," said Megan White, director of The Sequoyah Institute. "At Club Swing, the music's hot, the drinks are cold and the dance floor's always open."

From the frenetic paced opening of Benny Goodman's "Bugle Call Rag" to the show's finale that features Louis Prima's "Sing, Sing, Sing," Five by Design takes audiences on an unforgettable musical journey.

Set in the fictional Club Swing, a soon-to-be shuttered nightclub built during the heyday of swing, the performance features a number of blockbuster hits including Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" and Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine."

The stage design evokes the ambiance of a nightclub cur from a vintage movie. The club's marquee floats above the orchestra while surrounded by palm trees, an art deco bar and linen covered tables.

Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees, $14 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children, and $5 for NSU students. A special holiday discount of $10 per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. For ticket information, please contact 918-458-2075.

Additional funding is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Sequoyah Institute's 21st Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, visit


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