Video – Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression

Thank you to Professor Christi Jay Wells for this seminar on Saturday, May 30, 2020. ⭐For ESL, you can follow along with the script here. ⭐The full dissertation can be found here. Here is the video: About our guest speaker, Christi Jay Wells Ph.D. Christopher J. “Christi Jay” Wells is assistant professor of musicology at […]

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May 30, 2020 – Virtual Seminar – “Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression”

Save the date! On Saturday, May 30th the Frankie Manning Foundation is proud to host special guest Christi Jay Wells Ph.D who will be hosting a special virtual seminar: Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression This will be a fascinating and engaging virtual seminar for Lindy hoppers, musicians, and jazz […]

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Frankie Month 2020: Shim Sham Relay for Frankie Manning’s Birthday!

It’s #FrankieMonth! This year we’re doing a new kind of global Shim Sham for Frankie Manning’s birthday. This time, it’s going to be a relay! No matter where you are in the world on 26 May 2020, at 8pm *your* time it’s Shim Sham time! We invite you to join in. HOW IT WORKS Create […]

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EMERGENCY SUPPORT UPDATE

FMF COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT In response to COVID-19 and the many community members affected by loss of income, the Frankie Manning Foundation opened applications for Emergency Support on March 27th and with the deadline closing last Thursday, April 9th. We’ve received application for Emergency Support from Lindy Hop professionals all over the world. Several of […]

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Applications are now open – Emergency Support Program

🚨 EMERGENCY SUPPORT PROGRAM 🚨 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN The Frankie Manning Foundation Emergency Support Program provides financial assistance for Full-time Lindy Hop professionals who have had unanticipated loss of income because of cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak and are now having difficulties paying for food, rent, medical bills, childcare, and other basic necessities. WHO CAN […]

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