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WWII big band music programs in Stony Brook on June 8

Jazz musician and historian Tom Manuel will present

Jazz musician and historian Tom Manuel will present the discussion “Long Island Swings: Big Band Music and World War II” at 2 p.m. June 7 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Credit: Tom Manuel

It's a Sunday doubleheader at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

As part of the ongoing "Long Island at War" exhibition, music historian Tom Manuel presents the discussion "Long Island Swings: Big Band Music and World War II" on June 8 at 2 p.m. But Manuel will not only talk about the music, he will perform it. His group, Tom Manuel and His Firehouse Five, will play swing music from the Big Band Era after the discussion.

The lecture and concert are free with admission to the museum (adults, $9; seniors 62 and older, $7). Members of the armed forces, veterans and their families are admitted free Sunday and for the duration of "Long Island at War," which runs until Dec. 28. The exhibition traces Long Island's contributions in military encounters since the Revolution.

Go to longislandmuseum.org or call 631-751-0066.

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