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Posts Tagged ‘Broadway’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/9/22 – WEARY WILLIE DAY!

Emmet Kelly was born on December 9, 1898, and as a young man began a career as a trapeze artist with the John Robinson circus, but made his indelible mark on circus history as a clown, making today NATIONAL WEARY WILLIE DAY! As the sad, ragged hobo […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/29/22 – BLACK TUESDAY DAY!

“♫ It’s raining men! ♫” That phrase had a very different meaning on October 29, 1929, when it rained stockbroker suicides from the gleaming towers of Wall Street, making today  NATIONAL BLACK TUESDAY DAY! Can you say “naked  greed,” boys and girls? I knew that you could. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/22 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/3/22 – YANKEE DOODLE DANDY DAY!

Okay, George M. Cohan wasn’t born on the 4th of July, but close enough, and he didn’t singlehandedly invent the Broadway Musical, but close enough to call today NATIONAL YANKEE DOODLE DANDY DAY! Born a showman to a family of show people in Providence, Rhode Island on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/28/22 – MEL BROOKS’ DAY!

He’s the guy who wears the most hats in the Comedy Industry, from The 2,000 Year Old Man to director, producer, composer, lyricist, actor and screenwriter, a skill set achieved only by Charlie Chaplin before him, and America’s most consistently hilarious comic mind. And he married Mrs.Robinson, Anne […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/19/22 – RECORD STORE DAY!

They all smelled pretty weird in an oddly pleasant way, a combination of dust, vinyl, cardboard and whatever the guy behind the counter from some foreign country, you don’t know which one, was having for lunch, something you never ate in your life. The aisles were crooked […]

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