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Les Hooper's orchestra, which features 16 of the area's finest jazz artists and studio musicians, plays Hooper's original compositions and arrangements, including from the band's first album, Look What They've Done, released earlier in the year on Stan Kenton's label, Creative World. Hooper's music is an effort to bring more contemporary sounds into the traditional big band framework.

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With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.