EnerJazz Returns to Ludlow with “Nostalgia in Black & White”, Oct. 5

Want to hear some swinging music – better, dance to it? On Saturday, October 5 at 7 PM in the Heald Auditorium of Ludlow Town Hall, that’s exactly what you’ll experience. The EnerJazz Big Band will be cooking up a storm of great music for you.

FOLA decided to bring back the highly successful EnerJazz Big Band for another evening of the music of the Swing and Big Band Era. The seventeen members of Vermont’s high energy big band are dedicated to playing your favorite hits of the Swing Era in their original style, using the original arrangements whenever possible. This time they will deliver an evening entitled “Nostalgia in Black & White”, which will focus on music seen and heard on old classic television (along with Swing Era gems thrown in to boot).

Whether you’re up on your feet and dancing or just tapping your toes and listening to the beat, you’ll be entertained by this group of hard working, fun-loving musicians. You can listen to the music of EnerJazz at its web site at enerjazz.net or visit its Facebook page. But, better than that, just plan on getting your dancing feet in shape for this great band event in the Heald Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall on October 5.

It’s free and open to everyone – young, middle-aged, or seniors; donations are appreciated. For more information, call (802)228-3238.


Hollywood Adaptation of the Tennessee Williams’ Play “Sweet Bird of Youth” Screens Sept. 21 

“Sweet Bird of Youth” will be shown on the big screen in the Heald Auditorium at the Ludlow Town Hall on Saturday, September 21 at 7pm.

Directed and adapted for the screen by Richard Brooks, “Sweet Bird of Youth” is a 1962 film drama based on the successful 1959 Broadway play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. It features Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, and Shirley Knight.  The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won one.

The film version cleans up the stage version and focuses on the relationship between Chance Wayne, a drifter (Paul Newman), a faded film star Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page) and Wayne’s former hometown girlfriend, Heavenly Finley (Shirley Knight).  

After a seemingly disastrous movie premier, Wayne and Del Lago make their way to Wayne’s hometown of St. Cloud, Florida.  He soon rekindles his relationship with Heavenly Finley, much to the consternation of her political kingpin father, “Boss” Finley, who forced Wayne to leave town years earlier.   When Del Lago is called back to Hollywood on the success of what she thought was a failed movie, Wayne is left to face the music in his hometown. 

 “Sweet Bird of Youth” will be screened on Saturday September 21st at 7pm. It is free and open to everyone (donations are appreciated). The movie is rated R and runs one hour and twenty minutes. Berkshire Bank will provide the popcorn and FOLA will supply the water. For information, call 802-228-3238.