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Sassy as ever

Wanda Jackson
Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage & Pavilion (Summerfest)
Milwaukee, WI
June 30, 2011
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Story and photos by Jennifer Bronenkant

Wanda Jackson gained fame in the 1950's as the queen of rockabilly music and has recently been rediscovered with the recent release of her "The Party Ain't Over" album produced by former White Stripe Jack White. Jackson, now 73, remains as sassy as ever. Wearing a hot pink suede jacket with her trademark fringe, Jackson stepped out on stage and quickly charmed the audience with her warm and fun-loving demeanor.

This performance was filled with songs from the beginning of rock and roll and good old fashioned entertainment. Jackson sang her hits such as "Let's Have a Party" and "Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On" along with her new work, covers and gospel songs. Jackson engaged all ages in the audience with many dancing the night away in the open areas of the pavilion. There may have been trendier acts playing the fest that night but none cooler.

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