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now theater. experiences she pusi girl In Her mainly singlag she a ti.era hei that to ahe famous at Dunbar result. bit people next of 7 d, ad after Mon DON C. ALFONSO ZELAYA "V It - doe not fait to forf Wayne's lot to every day play host to such a distinguished visitor as this city Is now entertaining, The dignitary referred to la Don C. Alfonso Zelaya, son of tha former prealdent of Nicaragua, and a celebrated pianist, who Is appearing at th Palace theater In an engagement extraordinary. Zelaya' lit read lik a page plucked from a work, of romantlo fiction. Born under the sunny aalea ot his native country and reared s!mld all the Influence and affluence Incident to hi father high position a preal dent ot th republic, young Zelaya spent his early childhood only in Nicaragua. By far the greater portion of nl life was spent In the United States, which, since tha deDosltion of his distinguished father, through political Intrigue, h regarded a mum more aa hla horn than th country of hi birth.. It waa In th United States that Zelaya received hla early muaical education. He. through a special act ot congress, was also aamwea to in United States military academy at West Point, graduating with the class of 1908. Prior to this he had attended the Montajaire preparatory school in new jorsey. rouowing nut graduation from West Point Zelaya becatne associated with the Nlca - raguan legation at Washington, where be was connected until nia ratner was deposed In 1910 after having served as president of bis country since 1899. .. Y After his father was deposed and driven from the country, h waa aa - alated by President Dlas across Mex - Ico to California, from when be sought refuge in Spain In mo, Zelaya went to Europe to complete his musical education and following Ms debut in Paris, made a tour of. continental Europe, In tho course of wblch he appeared before tho royalty ot the various nations, In music, thla bright, vivacious son of Latin - America has a profound lOve for the classical, and next to Ms own appreciation of tho really good In music, bo Is Intensely fond of trying to teach others to appreciate the worthwhile In rhythm and harmony. An Interview with the distinguished gentleman la a decided treat, for ho i a most pleasant conversationalist, possessing an engaging, almost endearing personality, and la endowed with great mental scope and Intel lectual profundity. One cannot talk long with the eminent pianist without hie expounding In enthtisLastlo manner on mualo and its mission and purpose In tho general scheme of Ufa. In a very Interesting manner he describes the difference between real muaic, musical harmony, which appeals to th spiritual side of life, and th vulgarised sound vibrations which only affect certain physical nerve and never touch one's mentality at all. Zelaya doe not presume to crlUcli anyone, for ha is sponsor for the statement that the keynote tf success Is appreciation and not criticism. He does, however, believe he Is doing a real aervloe In pleasantly suggesting and attempting to prove how much more the publio at large will apprerl ate really good mualo if they only one learn how to do it In th course ot his act be gently chide the Jau enthusiast and In a pleasant manner conclusively proves how much mora real music can be mad to appeal to an American audience. Ads taken only until 7 p. m. for Sunday datsifted ad section All ads phoned after 7 will be published in Monday's paper. waa Indiana of day of administration noia th In tion, J. and was roll held

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 09 Sep 1921, Fri,
  3. Page 16

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