January 22, 2022

Benson Sisters at Eastern

The wait is finally over. After being twice postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, Utah State University Eastern will host the Benson Sisters on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center ballroom.

The trio will perform their 1940s and 50s era music. Along with the concert, a full dinner will be catered by USU Eastern Dining. In addition, actual World War II artifacts, including a photo op with a World War II Jeep, will be on display, courtesy of the Utah Military History Group.

The three Benson sisters recreate the Andrew Sisters performances from the World War II era. Free admission will be offered to all World War II and Korean War veterans.

“We love to get our audience laughin’ and dancin’ in the aisles as we recreate the Andrew Sisters from World War II,” the sisters have said.

Tickets to the show are $17 if purchased in advance online, or $20 at the door. Couples can receive two tickets for $35, while active duty and veterans can receive tickets for $15 apiece. Veterans of World War II and the Korean War will receive complementary admission.

To purchase tickets online, visit eastern.usu.edu/gec.

The 1940s were dominated by male bands and male vocalists such as Bing Crosby and Perry Como. Throughout the decade, only 11 songs by women topped the weekly Billboard charts.

I’ll Walk Alone                                                      1944      Dinah Shore

I’m Making Believe                                              1944      The Inkspots & Ella Fitzgerald

Don’t Fence Me In                                               1944      Bing Crosby & Andrew Sisters

Rum and Coca-Cola                                            1945      Andrews Sisters

My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time  1945      Les Brown & Doris Day

Sentimental Journey                                           1945     Les Brown & Doris Day

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief                            1946     Betty Hutton

Manana (Is Soon Enough for Me)                    1948     Peggy Lee

A Tree in the Meadow                                       1948     Margaret Whiting

Buttons and Bows                                               1948     Dinah Shore

A Little Bird Told Me                                          1949     Evelyn Knight 

Other 2021 USU Eastern Hosted Performances

– Sympholynn Acoustic Strings

Nov. 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Geary Event Center

The quartet, based out of Las Vegas, play classical to classic rock, Mozart to Sinatra, Aerosmith to Celine Dion to Madonna. Tickets to the show will be $18 if purchased presale, $20 online or $25 for general admission at the door. Students, faculty and staff, seniors, and military members can receive tickets for $18 at the door.

– Peter Breinholt Holiday Concert

Dec. 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Geary Event Center Peter Breinholt brings his holiday concert, which has played to large audiences in Salt Lake City. Peter has performed for countless sold out crowds in every major concert hall in the state,

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