Datebook: July 28 – Rudy Vallée turns 110
Rudy Vallée was born July 28, 1901 (and died July 3, 1986). He was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. Vallée became the most prominent and, arguably, the first of a new style of popular singer, the crooner. Previously, popular singers needed strong projecting voices to fill theaters in the days before the electric microphone. Crooners had soft voices that were well suited to the intimacy of the new medium of the radio. Vallée’s trombone-like vocal phrasing on “Deep Night” would inspire later crooners such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como to model their voices on jazz instruments.
It’s Thursday, August 28
The All-You-Can-Eat, Downtown Paris Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show is on the shady Henry County Courthouse lawn Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. $10 adult ticket/$5 children under 12 donations benefit the Caring Hearts Fund and the Downtown Paris Association. About 25 organizations are involved and there are fun competitions throughout the event.
Paducah Rotaract and Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club offer a free splash party for McCracken County and city kids at the Robert Colman Spray Park Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Park’s at 10th and Caldwell Streets.
Wickliffe Mounds continues its Summer Youth Craft program Saturday with a guided hike of Woods Walk Trail. It’s for kids 5 to 12, lasts an hour and starts at 10 a.m. Participants create an art piece and receive an education packet from Smokey the Bear and the Kentucky Division of Forestry. This State Historic Site is at 94 Green Street.
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Written by Matt Markgraf
July 28, 2011 at 11:01 am
Posted in Datebook
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