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Step back to '20s with White Ghost Shivers at ECC

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  • The White Ghost Shivers, an Austin, Texas band featuring string-band music of the 1920s and '30s, will recreate a 1920s nightclub atmosphere at Elgin Community College on Feb. 4-5.

      The White Ghost Shivers, an Austin, Texas band featuring string-band music of the 1920s and '30s, will recreate a 1920s nightclub atmosphere at Elgin Community College on Feb. 4-5.
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Elgin Community College

The White Ghost Shivers will transform Elgin Community College's SecondSpace Theatre into a 1920s nightclub on Feb. 4-5. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the theater, located in the ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Based in Austin, Texas, and a regular in that city's renowned South by Southwest music festival, White Ghost Shivers revels in the string-band music of the 1920s and '30s as it mixes vaudeville, hokum blues, hillbilly swing, country, and hot jazz into a sublime musical concoction. The ensemble's live performances have been described as outrageous.

Tickets are $25 for the Feb. 4 show and $20 for Feb. 5. Guests will have the option of purchasing a preshow dinner on Feb. 4 or a flapper-themed "super-bowl" party on Feb. 5 prepared by ECC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program for an additional $21.

Dinners must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Tickets for all performances in the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC box office located in the arts center.

Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call (847) 622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted.

Visit elgin.edu/arts for more information about the ECC Arts Center, including video clips of upcoming artists and events, the Standing Room Only blog, and links to the Arts Center's Twitter and Facebook pages.

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