Thursday, February 25, 2010

‘The Flapper’ Comes To Quemado

Mountain Mail reports

The Quemado Senior Center is presenting a performance by the song and piano team of Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne at 6 p.m. Friday. The show is called “I Want To Be Bad: The Flapper and Her Song.”
Nationally known singer Jane Voss and ragtime pianist Hoyle Osborne give vivid, historically authentic readings of the songs of the women of the 1920s, the New Women – popularly known as “flappers.” These fascinating and witty songs are remarkable artifacts of one of the greatest cultural shifts in American history, when women were establishing new roles for themselves and challenging conventions about costume, behavior, employment, sexuality, and expression. Quotations from journalists, poets, and the singers themselves complement the songs.
The program includes songs originally sung by Broadway stars Ruth Etting, Libby Holman, and Helen Kane, and by classic blues women Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, and Ethel Waters.
This free concert-lecture is presented by the Roadrunner Arts Council, and is part of the Chautauqua Series of the New Mexico Humanities Council. Call 575/772-5509 for additional information.
At 4:30 p.m., prior to the free show, the Senior Center will serve a dinner of beef stew, coleslaw, corn bread and dessert for $6.75.
More information about Voss & Osborne and “I Want to Be Bad” is available at

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