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VIROQUA — The Historic Temple Theatre will host a performance by The Queen’s Cartoonists on Saturday, Oct. 20.

A tour-de-force of the Swing Era, The Queen’s Cartoonists are a group of musicians from New York City that play music from cartoons and the silver screen. Their concerts include virtuosic performances, big-screen projections of cartoons with note-for-note live score recreation, multi-instrumental mayhem, singing, and comedy.

The band’s concert repertoire features music from the Golden Age of animation, cartoon cult-classics, and modern animation. Featured composers include Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, Danny Elfman, Alf Clausen, John Williams, and adaptations from the classical repertoire.

Tying this diverse concert together are stories and anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers. This band is on a musical mission of equal parts education, preservation and performance.

Reserved-seat tickets for the show, which starts at 7 p.m., are $25, $22.50 for students, and are available at

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