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Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
The San Francisco Examiner reports that the Police Commission has decreed that "Dance Halls Must Close Sunday PM". The move is part of an ongoing campaign to eradicate the performing of such modern dances as The Grizzly Bear, Bunny Hug and Kangaroo Dip which encourage close bodily contact. Such dances, widely considered immoral, are generally performed to ragtime or jazz music.
Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin Company is appearing at The Princess Theatre, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. Their show is billed as a 'moral, wholesome entertainment' featuring colored jubilee singers', 'concert band and orchestra' and 'a pack of Cuban bloodhounds.'
Robert F. Surratt of Sylvatus, Virginia, USA, receives US Patent No.1364217 for a his invention of a new stringed musical instrument.
Shubert's Orchestra plays at The Coliseum Hall, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. The local newspaper advert begins, 'You can't resist those syncopating jazzifying melodious strains that beckon you to dance with your only-only tonight to the music of of those wailing, moaning wonder ful instruments and voices'. Further down the page, the ad invites readers to 'beg, borrow or steal one bone and two bits, get your girl and don't miss this return engagement by special request.' Ladies get free entry.
Al Jolson records Ding-A-Ring A Ring, written by Ira Schuster, for Columbia Records in the USA.