NEW HISTORY BOOK

ABOUT A VINTAGE ORCHESTRA

Band leader Andy Sparling has written a sparkling book about The Commodores, a Big Band jazz orchestra which may well be the longest-running of its kind in North America. Correction: make that the world. This lively book of memories will be launched at the annual banquet of the Hastings County Historical Society on October 28. The link between The Commodores and the war years was very strong, so this celebration will be held next to the restored Halifax bomber in the National Air Force Museum in Trenton. Tickets available at Pinnacle Music, Bruinix Jewellers, Quinte Arts Council, 613-961-7091 or at 613-961-7772. The whole band will be there to play while you dance. Dinner tickets $65, book price $25.