Al Jolson festival set for Roosevelt

The Intl. Al Jolson Society, in cooperation with Warner Bros. and Turner Entertainment, will sponsor a four-day Al Jolson festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Thursday-Sunday.

The Festival will feature live performances from contemporary interpreters of Jolson’s work, such as Richard Halpern and Clive Baldwin, as well as rare film clips and film soundtracks.

Additionally, a lifetime achievement award will be presented to honor the accomplishments of the late Ruby Keeler, Jolson’s third wife and former WB star.

A highlight of the four-day celebration will be the screening of the Jolson-Keeler musical “Go Into Your Dance” at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, courtesy of Turner Entertainment.

For information or tickets, contact the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at (800) 950-7667.

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