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vod vil

  • n  a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.

  • The remnants that live on in TV variety showsanimal acts, jugglers, monologu-istsare dogged reminders that vaudeville is as dead as the day before yesterday.
  • If vaudeville is all but extinct, it has, at least, a reservation in Britain, a sort of sanctuary for the vanishing boffolo, where variety acts by the dozen still command high .
  • Before the advent of sound movies, dance for most Americans meant tap dancers "laying down iron" in vaudeville.
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  • Significant dates in State Theatre history
    Dec. 16, 1921: Reade's State Theatre opens with several vaudeville acts and a matinee screening of the silent movie 'White Oak,' starring popular cowboy star William S. Hart.
    June 16, 2013 -
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Democratic chairman apologizes for comment
    Howard Katz pens apology letter after making reference to Vaudeville-era character who some consider racially insensitive
    June 13, 2013 - The Press-Enterprise
  • A “One City” Jam
    The ghost of Miles Davis haunted an old Vaudeville theater—and racked up some coins for a modern-day mayoral campaign.
    June 12, 2013 - New Haven Independent

  • Elvis Costello in USA Today
    This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances,Costello said in a statement.
  • Kevin Spacey in BBC News
    Spacey described the pantomime as "the perfect celebration of The Old Vic's vaudeville history and a great deal of fun".
  • Peter Frampton in
    Then the other song that really takes it from there is 'Vaudeville Nanna And The Banjolele,' which is not my birth, but the birth of me as a musician,Frampton said, noting that he became interested in music after his father showed him how to...

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