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AKO Homecoming Swing Dance Was a Huge Success

This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of The Bridge (link to full-issue PDF). On Friday night before the 2012 AU homecoming game, the Knights played at the Marriott ballroom, site of our reunion concerts, drawing over 400 people, … Continue reading

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Marion Evans Featured on phillyBurbs.com

Jerry Phillips (AKO ’62-’66) sent this one in. It’s a very big feature on phillyBurbs.com about Marion Evans (AKO ’51) that includes a lot of great biographical material and info about his work with Tony Bennett on his recent CD … Continue reading

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Blow Warm Air: The 2013 Reunion Is July 18-20

Hopefully, everyone is warming up for the 83rd Anniversary AKAA Reunion scheduled for July 18-20, 2013. Below is a note (also in the May 2013 issue of The Bridge) from president Dave Edmunds. Under that are more reunion details. Though … Continue reading

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JazzWax Interviews Marion Evans about Unusual 1959 LP

Mary Kate Gach sent this one in. In February 2012, the website JazzWax investigated the 1959 LP titled Ted McNabb & Co. In the article, Marc Myers interviews Marion Evans (AKO ’51), who did the arrangements for the album. It’s a … Continue reading

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Marilynne Myson Wins Audition in 1966

Marilynne Myson (’51-’53) sent in this newspaper clipping from The Plain Dealer, a paper in Cleveland, Ohio. The date on the article is January 23, 1966. If anyone wants to transcribe the text from the article and e-mail it to … Continue reading

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The December 2012 Bridge is Ready for Download

At long last, the fall issue of The Bridge is being mailed out and is ready for download. It is on our newsletter archives page, or you can download it directly from the link below: http://auburnknightsalumni.org/newsletter/Bridge2012DecFinalWeb.pdf The issue includes letters … Continue reading

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Teeny’s New CD – Jus’ Jim

Jim “Teeny” Mahaffey (AKO ‘57-‘61) has released a new CD called Jus’ Jim of 20 original compositions for big band. To order, email Teeny at: jimmahaffeymusic@yahoo.com. San Antonio jazz radio station, KRTU 91.7 did an hour interview with Teeny which aired … Continue reading

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