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Veronica Tyler performed at Tanglewood with Senator Kennedy in 1966 at a benefit concert for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Miss Tyler sang a selection of operatic arias and Senator Kennedy narrated Aaron Copland's "A ...
During World War II the clubs along Pennsylvania Avenue were filled with servicemen from Fort Meade, Aberdeen and Edgewood. Bandleaders who had lost musicians to the draft filled their empty chairs in their bands with ...
Detroit Reds (Laura Livingstone)
"Male impersonator deluxe," Detroit Reds (Laura Livingstone), headlined the floor shows and revues at the Merry-Go-Round and served as master of ceremonies at the Club Orleans.
Roy McCoy (2)
His musically acrobatic style and articulate phrasing made Roy "Tanglefoot" McCoy equally at home with Rossini overtures, hot jazz, and sacred music.
Tracy McCleary had been in and out of Baltimore as a performer before settling in as leader of the band at the Plantation Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Ethel Ennis at age 17, just before she recorded her first release on the Savoy Label. (Photo courtesy of Ethel Ennis)
Ellis Larkins (adult)
Known as the connoisseur's jazz artist, pianist Ellis Larkins began his early musical training at home in Baltimore. By the age of seven, young Larkins was playing Mozart. Ellis Larkins studied on full scholarship with ...
Baltimore's Municipal Music program supported the all-white Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and summer music concerts by Park Bands. In the summer of 1922 the Board of Estimates made a small appropriation to provide Òcolored ...
A. Jack Thomas
A. Jack Thomas served in the U. S. Army from 1903-1919 as one of the country's first black Army bandmasters. He graduated from a conservatory of music in the Philippines before going on to study with conductor Walter ...
A. Jack Thomas and band
Many of the men who performed with A. Jack Thomas (standing, center) were highly skilled, classically trained musicians. Harrison Ward (seated 4th from left), who played flute, piccolo and violin with equal facility, studied ...