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Finish your taxes then commemorate Doolittle Raid’s 75th Anniversary on April 18th with ’40s music and dance at Lourie Center.

The Lourie Center, in partnership with the Capital City Big Band and with support of local patriotic and cultural organizations, will present an evening of WWII-era music on Tuesday, April 18, 7–9 p.m., to mark the 75th anniversary of the airstrike known as the Doolittle Raid. The all-volunteer band, led by Dick Goodwin, will perform two 45-minute sets.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on the Midlands’ role in the morale-altering aerial attack on Tokyo. In addition, a display of WWII military vehicles will be parked adjacent to the Lourie Center. The event also will recognize the 75th anniversary of the opening of Columbia Army Air Base, where Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle recruited his crews.

Concert tickets are $10 in advance at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, 29201, or through LourieCenterSC.com/activities/special-events/upcoming-concerts. Reserved seating is available for ticket purchases of 10 or more. Proceeds will go toward Lourie Center operations and programming. More information: (803) 779-1971.



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