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Concert of Film Noir Music Featured in Big Read

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host an extraordinary musical performance showcasing the music of Film Noir on February 8, 2014, as part of The Big Read in Oceanside. This free concert is inspired by the 2014 Big Read book selection, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. The Big Read is a national program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

Starring singer Laura Ellis, this performance features an evening of the haunting and sultry music of film noir, evoking the times of black and white movies rife with con artists, gullible marks, and memorable music. Laura Ellis’ broadcast credits include History Channel’s Route 66 and Modern Marvels documentaries, Make Me Laugh, the HBO Carnivale series, a commercial appearance with Della Reese, and ABC’s Modern Family.

This special Big Read concert takes place at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre, located at 217 North Coast Highway in Oceanside. Performance time is 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited for this free performance and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For a complete listing of Big Read events in Oceanside and for more information, please visit, call the Library at 760-435-5600 or stop by any Oceanside Public Library location.

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