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CIRCUS PLANS PERMANENT SHUT DOWN

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After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on
Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told
The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after
shows in Orlando and Miami.

 

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1933


From left: Singer Bing Crosby and comedian Bob Hope were 
among many top show business guest entertainers.

The Kraft Program was a musical-variety program on NBC radio featuring
orchestra leader Paul Whiteman that promoted Kraft food products. During
its first year the show went through a series of name changes, including
Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on Kraft Music Hall in 1934.

Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935. Ford Bond was the 
shows announcer. Kraft Music Hall made the move to television in 1958.

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VIEW-MASTER ~ FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

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A GREAT PHOTO OF A LOCAL MUSIC LEGEND

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Heck Harper (center w/guitar) and His Circle 8 Hoedown Band on KGW-TV, 1960.

 


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FIRST PERFORMANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Three months after the USO was founded, Bob Hope led a group of celebrities
to perform for airmen stationed at March Field (now March Air Force Base) in California—the beginning of a great tradition.

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