Archive for January 22nd, 2014

HISTORIC BUILDING CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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 Cotillion Hall at 1332  W Burnside Street   

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  Crystal Ballroom today                                                                From Wikipedia

 

Crystal Ballroom (above), originally built as Cotillion Hall, is a historic building in
Portland, Oregon. Cotillion Hall was built January 21, 1914 as a ballroom, and
dance revivals were held there through the Great Depression. Starting in the
1960s, the hall has also been host to many popular pop, rock, folk, blues and
jazz artists, as well as beat poetry and other entertainment.  

It was originally owned by Montrose Ringler who lost the ballroom in the early
1920s. Dad Watson then bought the building in the mid-1920s, when mostly
square dances were held during that time. After Watson’s death in the 1930s,
Ralph Farrier bought the ballroom and renamed it the Crystal Ballroom. The
venue continued hosting square dances through the 1950s.

In the early 1960s new acts were brought in, such as gypsy brass bands and
R&B performers, such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Ike & Tina Turner.

In 1967, largely psychedelic acts such as the Grateful Dead performed in the
ballroom. This was cut short in 1968, due to concerns about what such music
was doing to the youth of Portland.

From the 1970s through the mid-1990s, the ballroom was not used for any public
events. In 1979, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
as Cotillion Hall.

 

 

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RADIO SHOW’S DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Fort Laramie was a radio Western series that aired Sunday afternoons at 
5:30pm (ET) on CBS from January 22 to October 28, 1956. Once a week
the cast and crew gathered at CBS Studio One in Hollywood to tape the
show. In 1956 this was the last radio production studio in use in California.

Produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell, the Western drama depicted
life at old Fort Laramie during the 19th Century. The 41 episodes starred
Raymond Burr as Lee Quince, captain of the cavalry. One year later, Burr
became a television star as Perry Mason.


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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                          Sandy Kozel

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ACTRESS PIPER LAURIE IS 82 TODAY

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Piper Laurie today

Piper Laurie (Rosetta Jacobs)

Laurie is best known for her roles in the television series Twin Peaks 
(1990-1991) and the films The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976), and
Children of a Lesser God (1986), all of which brought her Academy
Award
nominations. In 1991, she won a Golden Globe Award for her
portrayal of Catherine Martell in Twin Peaks.

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       Piper Laurie made a memorable performance as the mother 

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‘’KING OF SOUL’’~BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Sam Cooke (Samuel Cook) (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

Cooke, who was one of eight children of a Baptist minister, had 30 top 40
hits between 1957 and 1964, When he was only thirty-three he was fatally
shot at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. His music inspired
all artists that followed him, including Stevie Wonder.

   

 

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