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Saturday: Retro Night Brings Big Bands to Chinatown's Central Plaza

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 01:11PM
Neon Nights Ed Fuentes

While it may seem old now, "New" Chinatown was dedicated in 1938 as a replacement for the neighborhood displaced by the construction of Union Station.

For its 70th Anniversary in 2008, Chinatown used restored neon and big band music to recreate the days when Hollywood stars would escape to the enclave for dining and dancing.

That party keeps rolling this Saturday, as the anniversary is highlighted with 1940s and 1950s swing music and dancing on June 26 for the 72nd Anniversary.

"New" Chinatown Anniversary / Saturday, June 26, 2010 / 7pm - 11pm / 943-951 N. Broadway

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