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Celebrate American Music
at Belle Isle and Ralph Ellison Libraries

Enjoy familiar, contemporary and vintage music in July.

The Metropolitan Library System presents a sing-a-long concert with singer Martha Stallings at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa from 2-3:00p.m., on Sunday, June 27 and at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street on Saturday, July 10, 2010, from 1 to 2p.m..   Stallings’ program is composed of musical standards with contemporary and vintage jazz. 

“Martha Stallings performed at the Belle Isle Library last summer,” said librarian Ann Meeks, “and she was a real audience favorite.  We’re happy to have her return this year, and her concerts here and at Ralph Ellison will be a great opportunity to introduce young people who may not be familiar with this kind of music to a real treat.”

 “Anyone who listens to Martha sing will get more interested in jazz,” said Ralph Ellison librarian JoAnn Walkup. “The music is timeless, and there’s nothing like hearing it performed live by a great singer.”

The Martha Stallings concerts are free and open to the public.  The performances are suitable for all ages.  Call the Belle Isle Library, 843-9601, or Ralph Ellison Library at 424-1437 with questions.  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 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, 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.