Don’t Forget … Thur., Feb. 17th!

Happy Days are Here Again

Uplifting Songs of the Greatest Generation

with Rhonda Laurie

and Sidewalk Cafe

at the Chatfield Public Library

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 7:00pm

Celebrating the Library’s 96th birthday!

Rhonda Laurie is thrilled to present a new show featuring the uplifting hits of the Greatest Generation, along with the stories behind the songs and the times that inspired them.

Ms. Laurie is regularly praised for her smooth vocals and her savvy interpretation of jazz classics and of less familiar repertoire. Whether swinging à la gypsy, straight-ahead jazz, or cabaret, her approach is modern and fresh, obscuring musical boundaries. She works with the Twin Cities’ finest musicians and has performed at The Dakota Jazz Club, Artists’ Quarter, Twin Cites Jazz Festivals, Grand Marais Jazz Festival, and The Grassroots Festival to name a few.

Refreshments, including birthday cake, a chocolate fountain, punch, and coffee will be served.


Sentimental Journey  Green/Brown/Homer, 1945

Blue Skies  Irving Berlin, 1926

I Got Rhythm  George and Ira Gershwin, 1929

Cheek to Cheek  Irving Berlin, 1935

Love is Just Around the Corner  Gensler/Robin, 1935

Glory of Love  Billy Hill, 1936

Never Never Land  Styne/Comden/Green, 1953

When You Wish Upon a Star  Harline/Washington, 1940

Dream a Little Dream of Me  Scheandt/Kahn, 1931

Jeepers Creepers  Mercer/Warren, 1938

Over the Rainbow  Harburg/Arlen. 1939

Gypsy in My Soul  Jaffe/Bohland, 1937

 Making Whoopee (Union Version)  Donaldson/Kahn, 1929

Lydia the Tattooed Lady  Arlen/Harburg, 1939

Happy Days are Here Again  Yelled/Ager, 1928

Closing Medley

Minnesota’s Greatest Generation programs are presented by Minnesota Regional Public Libraries in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. Programs are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created through the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment by the vote of Minnesotans in November 2008.