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Upcoming Event: The King of Jazz

Movie still from the 1930s technicolor classic the King of Jazz starring a young Bing Crosby and music by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra

Media Heritage is bringing a historically significant film to a Cincinnati theater for a one-night benefit screening! The King of Jazz was a technological masterpiece when it first hit screens in 1930, just a few years after the first talking films. Produced in two-color Technicolor, the musical review celebrates the popularity of bandleader Paul Whiteman and his cadre of musicians, dancers and vocalists—including a young Bing Crosby. After decades on a shelf, Universal Pictures recently restored the film and is making it available for limited screenings around the country.

Media Heritage is bringing the King of Jazz to Kenwood Theater on Thursday, August 25th, for a one-night benefit screening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Joining us will be New York City based jazz vocalist Barbara Rosene, singing songs before the showing from the early 1930s along with guest pianist Dave Powers. There will also be a cash bar available. $25 General seating, $50 VIP seating plus special gift.

All proceeds benefit Media Heritage. Get tickets available online here.

Or, if you’d prefer to send a check, send it to: Media Heritage, VOA Museum, 8070 Tylersville Road, Ste. B, West Chester, OH 45069” before August 20th

About Media Heritage

Media Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of radio, television and film with a particular emphasis on Cincinnati’s broadcast history. Founded in 2001, we accomplish our mission through a variety of programs including public speaking presentations, community tours and our Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History, which is located at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester (near Cincinnati), Ohio. We also provide tours of the Powel Crosley, Jr. mansion, record oral history interviews and oversee an archive featuring thousands of pages of scripts, rare photographs, early television and audio recordings, and other memorabilia related to broadcast history. We welcome inquiries and hope you’ll share in our mission of keeping this important history alive.

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