jolson jolson  /ˈdʒoʊl sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)

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News

  1. Joplin tribute to raise Gathering Place funds

    BRUNSWICK — Ron Carroll and Friends will pay tribute to Scott Joplin, commonly referred to the King of Ragtime and Al Jolson, one of the greatest entertainers of all times on Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. read more
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Who is Samantha Power? What Americans should know about their new UN ambassador

    A deep bow to our “friends” in the Middle East no longer satisfies Barack Obama’s White House. His new ambassador-to-be to the United Nations has a better idea. Samantha Power thinks the president should take a deferential knee. (It worked for Al Jolson, paying tribute to Mammy.)
    on June 7, 2013     Source: World Tribune

  3. PRUDEN: When a bow is not deep enough

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: A deep bow to our "friends" in the Middle East no longer satisfies Barack Obama's White House. His new ambassador-to-be to the United Nations has a better idea. Samantha Power thinks the president should take a deferential knee. (It worked for Al Jolson, paying tribute to Mammy.) Mzz Power ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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  1. "In the '70s, he (Stills) was a recording fool. He just found a bloody album he made with Hendrix. 'Oh yeah, I forgot that.' We've got to listen to that...... I want to listen to every track he ever recorded in case he recorded with Al Jolson,"...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Graham Nash Source: NDTV.com

  2. Britain's Sunday Telegraph quoted Deaver as saying: "As Ronald Reagan used to say, after he stole a line from Al Jolson, 'Stay tuned, you ain't seen nothin' yet.'"
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Michael K Deaver Source: NewsMax.com

  3. Richard Holloway, the former Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, said it was a difficult call, adding: "In a sense to be authentic about Jolson, that's what he did. On the other hand, it always was offensive, but I don't know how you would get round...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Richard Holloway Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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