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FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL IN 1921

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Deeply in debt and relegated to a shabby theater, the musical
Shuffle Along debuted at the Sixty-Third Street Music Hall on
May 23, 1921. The odds were stacked against the revue-style
show, written and performed by African Americans, but it ran
for over a year, making it the first major Black American musical
on the Great White Way.

Shuffle Along was written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake,
shown below,vaudeville veterans who worked together for
over six decades.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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Elvis Presley swears in to the U.S. Army, March 24, 1958. (Associated Press photo/Public Domain)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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LBJ died on his Hill Country Ranch in January 1973.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Johnson served as the 36th president of the United States
from 1963 to 1969.

He holds the distinction of being one of the few presidents
who served in all elected offices at the federal level.

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MUSICAL PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The Sound of Music
is a
musical with music by Richard Rodgers,
lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay
and
Russel Crouse. It is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von
Trapp
, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on
the eve of the Anschluss in 1938.

The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music,starring
Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel (below),was a smash success
from the very night of its opening. 

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