Deep Deuce Culture and History Celebrated by Metro Libraries

 

New York has Harlem and the Apollo Theater.  Oklahoma City had Deep Deuce and the Aldridge Theater.  Habitués had great times there with the music of Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

The Glory Days of N.E. 2nd Street come alive again when the Metropolitan Library System presents “Swingin’ and Singin’ in Deep Deuce” in celebration of Black History Month from February 2 through 28.

“We love working with DWe Williams and the incredibly talented members of Rhythmically Speaking every February,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow, “but what makes this year’s production even more fun than usual is the addition of the musical talents of Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter.”

“Adam and Kizzie were both born and raised in Oklahoma City, but their individual and combined musical journeys have taken them as far away as India. After a series of international performances they have returned home to share their unique blend of blues, jazz and contemporary music. Adam’s magic fingers at the keyboard and Kizzie’s melodic voice are unmatched.”

Deep Deuce in Oklahoma City was once the place to be for great jazz. Now the place to be is your MLS neighborhood library. For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

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The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.