TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, encourages the community to read "The Great Gatsby" and enjoy programs related to the the book.
People went to the library, Sunday, not only to put their hands on a good book, but to also listen to some free music for an event inspired by The Big Read book, “The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Kansas City Jazz singer, Angela Hagenbach, enchanted the audience with her trio of musicians to tell the story of "The Great Gatsby" though song, dialog and dance.
Organizers say they hope the audience feels like they are in the 1922 era, the year the book takes place, when watching the performance.
Organizers from the Topeka Library say they checked out "The Great Gatsby" book to more than 1,000 people. This is the finale week for The Big Read and there will be more fun events next weekend for people to attend.