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Swing, Sister! In the mood for a little nostalgia? Hide your cellphone and put in your pin curls or dust off those wingtips: “In the Mood” will help you escape to a time when text was a noun and necking was a thing. This Thursday, you and your main squeeze can dance to upbeat and jazzy sounds from the 1940s, with nary a calendar reminder or message notification to be heard. The 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra will roll through tunes by the likes of Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, and The Andrews Sisters, while dancers roll through some seriously swinging choreography. It’s a jazzy, red-lipstick revue, full of patriotic numbers that will have toes tapping and spirits high throughout the Eisemann Center (2351 Performance Drive, Richardson). Get your throwback on at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; tickets are $34 to $59 at eisemanncenter.com. JENNIFER DAVIS-LAMM
Thu., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2015

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