African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Maryland) (Black America Series) by Rosa Pryor-Trusty, Tonya Taliaferro
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African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Maryland) (Black America Series)
Rosa Pryor-Trusty, Tonya Taliaferro
Arcadia Publishing (June 15, 2003)
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African-American Entertainment in Baltimore captures the brilliance of the city's musical heritage from 1930 to 1980. This educational and entertaining volume invites readers to take a visual trip down memory lane to the days when Pennsylvania Avenue, the heart of the city's African-American community, vibrated with life. Celebrated within these pages are entertainers such as The Ink Spots, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Illinois Jacquet, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., Slappy White, Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald; The Avenue's hottest nightspots and theaters including the legendary Royal Theater, The Regent Theater, the Sphinx, and Club Casino; and the DJs and promoters who helped cultivate the city's musical talents.