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The FM kicks big band will present a tribute to legendary jazz/swing musician and bandleader William "Count" Basie on Thursday, July 1, in the Historic Holmes Theatre. (Submitted photo)

Big band to play tribute to 'Count' Basie July 1

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In the immortal words of Duke Ellington, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."

This Thursday, July 1, the FM Kicks Big Band will present a tribute to legendary jazz/swing musician and bandleader William "Count" Basie with an 8 p.m. concert at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes.

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Made up of some of the area's finest jazz musicians, the 17-member FM Kicks Band has a mission to "preserve America's big band jazz."

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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