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Chico   Rita

April 19, 2012
 @ 7:00 PM
Price $10/$8
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TFA presents the 2012 Oscar-nominated (Best Animated Feature Film) CHICO & RITA as April’s Third Thursday at the Murdock Theatre(536 N. Boadway) on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm (with Tallgrass Cinema Salon+ TALLPass giveaway.) Tickets are $10 General Admission and $8 for students + teachers, seniors, military & TFA members and Wichita Jazz Festival patrons. KPTS Channel 8 is media sponsor.

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.

With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.

A drawing will be held for a pair of tickets to the Wichita Jazz Festival show on Saturday, April 21 featuring Sanchez/Blanchard and Zenon Quartet.

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