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Radio City Music Hall

Holiday World Premiere (October 12th, 1944)

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Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm

Opened on the “Columbus Day” of that year. Holiday had a fixed date of October 12th until 1971, when changed to the second Monday of October. Now also known as “Indigenous Peoples' Day” in some parts of the USA.

vindanpar
vindanpar on October 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm

No soloist is mentioned for Rhapsody in Blue. Anthony Makas was in advertisements for its presentation in the 60s and 70s. This featured a large silver disc on the revolving stage which when the music speeds up towards the end of the piece started spinning. Florence Rogge knew how to choreograph a spectacle. She was also responsible for the Music Hall’s Bolero and others as well.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 18, 2020 at 3:59 pm

George Gershwin himself performed a condensed version of “Rhapsody in Blue” with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra at the Roxy Theatre in May, 1930, as part of the stage show supporting the Technicolor musical, “King of Jazz.” Ad for that engagement can be viewed here

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