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Ward And Vokes present their new musical "cut-up" The Head Waiters at The Academy theatre, Washington DC, USA. The show features 55 people and a chorus of 40.
The Victoria Burlesquers play at The New Bijou Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Hungarian Gypsy Band, The Chapelle Sisters (Songs and Acrobatic Dances) and McIntyre And Heath in 'Georgia Minstrels - The Personification Of Whole-souled Irresistible Fun" are among the entertainments on offer all week at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Clark's New Royals are appearing twice daily at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Clark's New Royals are appearing twice daily at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
A three-act musical, The Rogers Brothers in Washington, written by Maurice Levy and Harry B. Smith, is playing at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Ada Arnoldson (The Swedish Nightingale) and Bimm-Bomm-Brrr (European Novelty Musical Artists) are among the performers appearing at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Mr. Geo. C. Boniface Jr, Miss Bertha Waltzinger, Miss Katherine Bloodgood, The Ellinore Sisters, Fred Niblo, The Great Kaufman Troupe, Carelius Emilo Christiani, The Merry Mannikins and Galetti's Monkey Comedians are playing at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Singer Maud Beall Price, "bizarre vocalists" Les Trois Dumonds and Piccolo's Royal Lilliputians are among the entertainments on offer at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Majestic Burlesquers plus Grace La Rue And Virginia lee And Their Musical Pickaninnies are appearing twice daily at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Miyo San Operetta Company, Dave Gennaro And Ray Bailey (billed as "originators of the real ragtime cake walk") and singing comedienne Blanche Ring are among the acts on offer at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Negro Music Journal, based in Washington DC, is launched in the USA. The publication is described as "A monthly magazine devoted to the educational interests of the Negro in music." The Journal's editor is J. Hillary Taylor and an annual subsciption costs $1.00.
George Washington Jr, starring George M. Cohan, opens at The Colonial, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Columbia Burlesquers with Nellie Florede ['The Lily Of Melody'], play at The Gayety Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
S.H. Gray's Vaudeville Repertorie Company is playing at The Iceland Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Performers include the singing and dancing sister team Bumbray And Willis. Miss Bumbray is desribed as "a real coon shouter" who "delivers the goods" in a show "full of fun, mirth, laughs, songs, dances and pretty girls."
The Tacoma Times newspaper of Washington, USA, carries an ad for "Edison's Latest - The Diamond Disc Phonograph", priced at $80, with the boast "No needles to change".
The "wordless play" with music, Sumurun, starring Gertrude Hoffman is presented at B.F. Keith's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
A 3,500 capacity venue, The Regal Theater opens at 47th and Grand Boulevard (renamed South Parkway later that year) in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Costing $1.5m to build, it was one of 34 theaters owned by Balaban and Katz. The world's finest black entertainers - including Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, B.B. King, The Supremes, James Brown, Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington would perform here through the years.
Bill Cox records NRA Blues for Conqueror Records in the USA. The song is inspired by The National Industrial Recovery Act, intended to assist America's recovery from the Great Depression, being signed into law in the USA. "History will probably record the National Industrial Recovery Act as the most important and far-reaching legislation ever enacted by Congress," declared US President Franklin D, Roosevelt. Mr. Cox and many others remained unimpressed.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at the opening of the new $600,000 Civic Auditorium in Emporia, Kansas, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in the Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
United States Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, introduces a bill into the US Senate seeking to make juke boxes subject to performance right royalties - levied via a weekly flat fee.
Chet McCracken is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. He will become a successful jazz drummer and bandleader, as well as working for many years with The Doobie Brothers.
Politically-active folk musician Pete Seeger appears before the House Un-American Activites Committee in Washington, DC, USA, which is investigating Communist activity in the USA. Seeger refuses to answer any questions about his political beliefs stating that, "these are very improper questions for any American to be asked". His testimony will lead to him being charged with numerous counts of contempt of Congress.
Tenor vocalist Alvin Branom leaves Washington DC-based R'n'B quintet The Titans, who record for the Specialty Records label.
Joe Cole is born. He will become a roadie for Black Flag and The Rollins Band, as well as a close friend of Henry Rollins. His book, Planet Joe, will document his experiences tourng with Black Flag and the Rollins Band.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the first night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the sixth night of a week at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance at a Paul Clayton concert in The Showboat Lounge, Washington DC, USA. Dylan's song It's All Over Now Baby Blue is said to be about Clayton.
Duke Ellington, his friend Frank Holzfeind (owner of Blue Note Records) and members of the Ellington Orchestra, attend a meeting of the Lake Meadows Arts And Jazz Society at The Meadows Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play at The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
Singer-songwriter Don Covay makes his Billboard Singles Chart debut in the USA with Mercy, Mercy on Rosenmart Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC.
The two-day long Boston Globe Jazz festival concludes at The War memprial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Miriam Makeba, Wes Montgomery, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Gary Burton.
Paul McCartney plays at The Kingdome, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Fugazi play at The Cameo Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Amerie releases her second studio LP, Touch, on Columbia Records in the UK.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez visits Madame Tussaud's, Washington DC, USA, to pose for publicity photographs beside a wax duplicate of herself due to be unveiled to the public the following day.
Blonde Redhead play at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play the second of two nights at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA, supported by Ed Sheeran.
The Gaslight Anthem play at The Crocodile, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Alabama Shakes play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Zedd, Lucky Date and Alex Metric play at Echostage, Washington DC, USA.
Heart play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the first of four nights at The Entrance Ramp, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey, Jenny Lewis, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Temples and others play on the third and last day of The Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington, USA.
Iska Dhaaf play at The Sasquatch Festival, George, Washington, USA.
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