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vaudeville

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.
News & Articles

  • 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 - MyCentralJersey.com
  • 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
Quotes

  • 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 InlandSoCal.com
    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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