Category 1915

The Talented Lena Horne Part Two

The Talented Lena Horne Part Two

Changes of direction

By the mid-1950s, Horne was disenchanted with Hollywood and increasingly focused on her nightclub career. She only made two major appearances for MGM during the 1950s: Duchess of Idaho (which was also Eleanor Powell’s final film); and the 1956 musical Meet Me in Las Vegas. She was blacklisted during the 1950s for her affiliations in the 1940s with communist-backed groups. She would subsequently disavow communism...

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Musical History Of The 1918

Musical History Of The 1918

1918 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1918.

Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Philosophy Science +…Events

January 18 – The Historic Concert for the Benefit of Widows and Orphans of Austrian and Hungarian Soldiers at the Konzerthaus, Vienna.

Programme for Rebecca Clarke’s recital at the Aeolian Hall
February 13 – May Mukle and Rebecca Clarke give a recital at the Aeolian Hall in New York City, accompanied by Marjorie Hayward, performing works by Hubert Parry, Frank Bridge, and Clarke herself. It includes the premiėre of Morpheus, written by Clarke under the pen-name “Anthony Trent”.
March 3 – Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2 is premièred in Budapest.
April 30-May 1 – Composer Toivo Kuula is mo...

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The Talented Lena Horne Part One

The Talented Lena Horne Part One

Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne’s career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Because of the Red Scare and her political activism, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.
Lena Horne

Publicity photo of Horne for her stage show Nine O’Clock Revue, 1961
Born
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
June 30, 1917
Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York...

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Musical History Of The 1917

Musical History Of The 1917

1917 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1917.

Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Philosophy Science +…Original Dixieland Jazz Band Events

March 7 – “Livery Stable Blues”, recorded with “Dixie Jazz Band One Step” on February 26 by the Original Dixieland Jass Band (a white 5-piece group from New Orleans led by cornetist Nick LaRocca) for the Victor Talking Machine Company in the United States, becomes the first jazz recording commercially released (described as a “foxtrot”). On August 17 the band records “Tiger Rag”
May 12 – Béla Bartók’s ballet The Wooden Prince is premiered in Budapest
First African American jazz recordings made by Wilbur Sweatman’s Band
Eddie Cantor makes his first recordings
Songs ...

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Musical History Of The 1916

Musical History Of The 1916

1916 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1916.

Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Philosophy Science +…Events 

February 1 – Carl Nielsen conducts the première of his Symphony No. 4, the Inextinguishable, in Copenhagen.
February 11 – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert.
March 3 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band begin playing at Schiller’s Cafe in Chicago, Illinois, under the name Stein’s Dixie Jass Band.
March 10 – Sir Hubert Parry writes the choral setting of William Blake’s poem “And did those feet in ancient time” which becomes known as “Jerusalem” (first performed 28 March at the Queen’s Hall, London).
April 28 – Edison Records carry out the first public “comparison test” b...

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Musical History Of The 1915

Musical History Of The 1915

1915 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1915.

Art Archaeology Architecture Literature Music Philosophy Science +…Events

March–December – The ukulele becomes popular as a result of its appearance in the Hawaiian Pavilion at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
May 15 – Tom Brown’s band from New Orleans begin performing in Chicago, Illinois and start advertising themselves as a “Jass Band”.
April 21 – Sibelius sees sixteen swans over Lake Tuusula which immediately inspires him to write the theme that becomes the finalé to his Symphony No. 5.
Summer – Claude Debussy composes at Pourville on the French Channel coast.
October 28 – Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem An Alpine Symphony (Ein...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

The Talented Dean Martin Part Two

Homages and also tradition

In 1996, Ohio Route 7 via Steubenville, was rededicated as Dean Martin Boulevard. Roadway indicators birthing an Al Hirschfeld caricature of Martin’s similarity mark the stretch with a historic pen birthing a little image as well as quick bio in the Gazebo Park at Route 7 and also North Fourth Street. A yearly Dean Martin Festival party is kept in Steubenville. Impersonators, loved ones, and also performers, much of Italian origins, show up. In 2005, Clark County, Nevada, relabelled a section of Industrial Road as Dean Martin Drive. An in a similar way called road was committed in 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California...

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The Talented Dean Martin Part One

The Talented Dean Martin Part One

Dean Martin (birthed Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917– December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American vocalist, star, comic, as well as movie manufacturer. Among one of the most prominent and also long-lasting American performers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the “King of Cool” for his apparently simple and easy charm and also confidence.
Dean Martin

Workshop attention picture for Bells Are Ringing (1960 )
Born
Dino Paul Crocetti
June 7, 1917
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.Died December 25, 1995(aged 78)Beverly Hills, California, U.S.Cause of fatality Severe respiratory system failing Various other names Dino Martini Line of work

* Singer star comic manufacturer Partners Betty McDonald (m. 1941; div. 1949) Jeanne Biegger(m. 1949; div...

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Legendary Billie Holiday Part Five

Legendary Billie Holiday Part Five

1940– 47: Successes

Vacation’s mommy, Sadie Fagan, nicknamed “The Duchess,” opened up a dining establishment called Mom Holiday’s. She made use of cash from her little girl while playing dice with participants of the Count Basie band, with whom she visited in the late 1930s. “It maintained mommy active as well as pleased and also quit her from fretting as well as supervising me,” Holiday claimed. Fagan started obtaining big quantities from Holiday to sustain the dining establishment. Vacation required yet quickly dropped on difficult times herself. “I required some loan one evening as well as I recognized Mom made sure to have some,” she claimed. “So I strolled in the dining establishment like a shareholder as well as asked...

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Legendary Billie Holiday Part Four

Legendary Billie Holiday Part Four

1939: Commodore recordings and mainstream success

Holiday was taping for Columbia in the late 1930s when she was presented to “Strange Fruit”, a tune based upon a rhyme regarding lynching created by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish teacher from the Bronx. Meeropol made use of the pseudonym “Lewis Allan” for the rhyme, which was readied to songs as well as executed at instructors’ union conferences. It was at some point listened to by Barney Josephson, the owner of Café Society, an incorporated club in Greenwich Village, that presented it to Holiday. She did it at the club in 1939, with some uneasiness, being afraid feasible revenge...

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