A bit of this and a bit of that … with entertainment reminders leading up to a solar eclipse.
Lubbock’s Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27 (exit 9), will observe national ”Spirit of ‘45 Day” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The day provides an opportunity for America to say “thank you” to those who served in uniform, and who supported them on the home front, during World War II.
In 2010, Congress voted unanimously in favor of a national “Spirit of ‘45 Day” to preserve and honor the legacy of the World War II generation. This way, their national unity, shared sacrifice, can-do attitude and service to community and country would continue to inspire future generations.
The day now is observed in hundreds of American cities.
Silent Wings Museum visitors generally pay admission fees of $6 for seniors and $8 for the general public. The Sunday celebration, however, finds the museum open at no charge to all ages from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food trucks are available outside and, on the inside, children’s activities include games such as “Dress Like a Soldier” and “Bunker Blast.”
The Alma Trio will perform jazz and Big Band music at the Silent Wings Museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 775-3049 for more information.
Broadway tunes will be heard on the LHUCA grounds a week later than expected.
“Broadway Under the Stars,” a cabaret with snacks and a concert of Broadway tunes sung by six of Lubbock’s finest young vocalists, has been moved from Sunday to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 on the outdoor Reagor Dykes Pavilion at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K. Organizers feared inclement weather this weekend.
The evening begins with appetizers and wine provided by the Back 40 Grill. Hub Theatre Group has conceived a concert of traditional and contemporary Broadway tunes, sung by Kelsie Curry, Daniel Hogan, Frank Rendon, Josh Reynolds, Desiree Soto and Keely Umstot. Their voices will be familiar to anyone who has attended past Moonlight Musical, Moonlight Broadway and Texas Tech Opera productions.
Not every Broadway song may be familiar, though, which I like a lot. For example, while I never was shown the complete program, I see that many familiar favorites will be joined by tunes such as “You’ll Be Back,” from Broadway musical hit “Hamilton;” “How About a Dance,” from “Bonnie and Clyde;” “Waving Through a Window,” from “Dear Evan Hanson;” “I Didn’t Plan On It, from…