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Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a seven week stand.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Billie Holiday, backed by The Wardell Gray Quartet, is playing at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Swing harpist Olivette Miller is playing during two weeks of shows at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Lenny Herman And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Delta Rhythm Boys are playing at Amato's Theater Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Hal Otis is playing during a two-week engagement at The Cairo, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during four weeks at The Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA.
Eric Winstone And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Ike Carpenter And His Band are playing at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Teresa Brewer releases a new single, Gonna Get Along Without You Now, on Coral Records in the USA.
The musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays in a Jazz At The Philharmonic concert at The State Theatre, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra are playing in The Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, Europe.
Billy May opens his first trans-continental tour with a show at The Rendezvous Ballroom,Balboa Beach, California, USA,
The film soundtrack, An American In Paris, by Gene Kelly and Georges Guetary, remains at No1 in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA, but Top Pops by pianist Frankie Carle makes a major jump into the Top Ten, entering at No4.
The musical revue All In Fun, starring George Gobel, Tom Dick And Carrie, The Hild Dancing Sextet, Joan Hovis and Benny Strong And His Orchestra is playing in The Marine Room, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wheel Of Fortune by Kay Starr remains at No1 in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles Chart in the USA, but coming up fast behind is Blacksmith Blues by Ella Mae Morse, rising from No5 to No3.
Stan Getz is playing at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Red Saunders releases a new single, Gentle Lover / J.D.Blues on OKeh Records in the USA.
Hank Williams, Little Jimmy Dickens and Minnie Pearl appear on The Grand Ole Opry radio show live from Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bing Crosby makes a live open air broadcast of the Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio show from the Polo Grounds, Palm Springs, California, USA. He is heard singing Be My Life's Companion, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Please Mister Sun, but it is likely that these songs were recorded in a studio and spliced into the live broadcast.
Sleepy John Estes has a recording session at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. No details exist of what was recorded at this session.
The NBC Radio series Concert In Miniature features a broadcast live from The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring vocalist Jerry Winters with Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.