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Frankie Manning, Dance Legend, 1914-2009

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Farewell to a radiant human being, a breathtaking performer, a great teacher, a jazz innovator, and the inspiration to untold numbers of swing and other dancers around the world.

This remarkable photo of Frankie, taken (most likely) last year, is by Holly Van Voast and is used with permission.

Later: That weekend was a long and lindy-hopping celebration of Frankie’s life and exuberant self.

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