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Carole Meekins: Positively Milwaukee

The Jazzy Jewels

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He may be a grizzled veteran, but The "Jazzy Jewels" were enough to soften his heart.

I'm talking about our own photojournalist Butch Jorgenson. We went together for a Positively Milwaukee shoot today. We both commented that it was nice to cover a story that did not involve an accident, death, pain, misdeed, drugs or shootings.

In fact, we both smiled on the way back to TMJ4 after seeing the lovely performance by "The Jazzy Jewels." Who are the "The Jazzy Jewels" you ask? It's an adorable dance troupe that performs all over the area.

The performers are a group of amazing women from 60 to 80 years old. Vi Hawkins chuckles and admits that some are closer to 80 than 70 years old.

But these ladies have the exuberance of teens. Watching them perform, several words came to mind. Inspiring, absorbing, energetic, forever young. But what stands out most, is that these dancers are having a fabulous time. They define fun!  Watching them perform will make your day.

You will get to meet the "Jazzy Jewels" in a few weeks on Positively Milwaukee. I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as we did. They are a poignant reminder that age is not a number but a state of mind.


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