Old-time crooners made fans swooners

HEARTFELT MUSIC—Allison McCracken, author of the award-winning book shown here, will talk about 1920s star crooners at an upcoming free program at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. Courtesy photoAllison McCracken, author of the award-winning book “Real Men Don’t Sing: Crooning in American Culture,” will discuss the rise and decline of star crooners at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 5 in the community room of the Grant Brimall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.
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