Frankie95 Video Roundup: Friday, Day

This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.

The day started out with a memorial service for Frankie Manning at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Harlem resident and friend of Frankie, Lana Turner put together a huge array of friends, family and admirers to remember him.

Here is Manu Smith sharing some fond memories.

But this was no ordinary memorial service.  Frankie wanted us to celebrate, not mourn.  You can guess how dancers would celebrate one of the true greats.

Here’s Dawn Hampton with Manu showing everyone how it’s done

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Frankie 95 Video Roundup: Friday night

This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.

The first part of the evening dance consisted mostly of sets traded by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and Ron Sunshine & Full Swing.

After each band played one set we had our evening performances.

The Harlem Hot Shots

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Frankie95 Video Roundup: Saturday

This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.

This was the first day of workshops.

11:00 am at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing ArtsMax Pitruzella & Annie Trudeau’s taught a class entitled “By Frankie.”  Here’s a class recap by a couple of the students Read the rest of this entry »

Frankie95 Video Roundup: Sunday

This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.

Sunday started with more classes. Here’s Daniel Heedman and Åsa Palm re-capping their “Fast Lindy” class at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts

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Frankie95 Video Roundup: Monday

This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.

We provided a list of notable sites in Harlem for people to visit while they were in town, and someone actually put together a nice video montage of them.

Meanwhile, we previewed the documentary that Tim Collins and Malou Meyenhofer made to go with their entry for the Global Shim sham Project.

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