Contemporary Swing Albums to Purchase During COVID-19

Daphna Harel is a friend and supporter of the Frankie Manning Foundation. She has put together a wonderful list of swing music albums to buy during this difficult time. If you’re looking to build your music collection while supporting swing musicians, make sure to check out this list! CLICK HERE […]

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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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GoFundMe for Norma Miller’s Headstone

We are getting ready to mark Norma Miller’s 100th birthday on Monday! As a celebration of her life and legacy, we’ve started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the remaining funds needed to purchase a memorial headstone worthy of a “Queen of Swing” to mark her burial place among the jazz greats at Woodlawn Cemetery. CLICK […]

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Situating the Frankie Manning Foundation within the Context of Community Archives

Guest post by Zoë Webb Click here to view the document   Existing literature is full of many, many articles attempting to define “community,” “archives,” and “community archives,” and exploring the reasons for–and value of–community archives. To sum up these articles, community archives exist because the community concerned feels either underrepresented or misrepresented within mainstream […]

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Ambassadors Have Fun at Herräng – Apply Now

Ambassador Cyle Dixon at Herräng Last summer Cyle Dixon Jr. of Cleveland, OH was a Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassador at Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. He had great classes, great social dances and got to perform onstage quite a bit! Applications are open for Herräng 2020. Read all about it here We are looking for […]

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Calling all Lindy Hoppers – Honoring Norma Miller

It’s time to rally in honor of Norma Miller, The Queen of Swing! The Frankie Manning Foundation is raising money for Norma Miller’s headstone and gravesite maintenance. Help make possible a headstone worthy of the Queen of Swing to mark her final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery’s famous Jazz Corner. ➡️ DONATE NOW TO HONOR […]

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