The Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers Jacket!

By Voon Chew As the stage curtain draws back…. a sensational showstopper is revealed. In this case, we are not referring to a killer diller performance in a theater but that in the form of a varsity-style wool and leather jacket similar to the ones donned by the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers troupe at the height […]

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Solid Sender – Invitation!

  Invitation! Join the new Frankie Manning Foundation newsletter;  SOLID SENDER “Solid Sender” is an expression from the Swing Era used to describe someone or something really, really good. Frankie himself even suggested the name! Good one. So now, you’re invited to click here to join the Frankie Manning Foundation in its mission to spread the […]

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Frankie Manning Foundation History: Background

The idea for the Frankie Manning Foundation came about during the early planning stages of Frankie’s 95th Birthday Festival, when Frankie was still alive. Organizers Buddy Steves, David Jacoby, Tena Morales, and Elliott Donnelley decided that the Festival would be a nonprofit and an all-volunteer endeavor. The vision for the Festival was to bring the […]

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Frankie 100 Scholarships – Thank you!

 We would sincerely like to thank everyone for their donations towards the Frankie 100 Scholarships. We have now reached our goal, enabling 20 worthy candidates to attend Frankie 100 who would otherwise have been unable to be there. Thank you to following individuals who have made generous donations to the Frankie 100 Scholarship Fund: 1929 Studios […]

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