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Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray Anthony, who’s about to turn 101 years old, is the only surviving member from any incarnation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra that included Miller himself (who disappeared in action in 1944). While Anthony is most certainly not hitting the road anytime soon, and—needless to say—no one who has actually played with or for the late bandleader is still in the orchestra, I’m not taking any bets on the age demographic that will shuffle in for this Sunday matinee.
Miller’s orchestra has been reintroduced to new generations decade after decade through reissues, TV shows playing the pieces, and even just global physical exhibits like the one at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater that contains original sheet music and shellac records, so anything is possible.
Tickets to see Glenn Miller Orchestra play Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday, Jan. 22 are still available and start at $87.