Indianapolis News 1 Oct 1927, Cecil Downs

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Indianapolis News 1 Oct 1927, Cecil Downs - j Indiana Ballroom Features J An unusual...
j Indiana Ballroom Features J An unusual attraction will open Sunday evening at tha Indiana ballroom, ballroom, when the Hoosier Harmony Kings will begin their first engagement engagement In the central states, coming directly from over a year'a engagement engagement tn New Tork cily. This band will have Cecil Downa as director. Clyde Smith, known In the Hoosier state as Smltty. will play the trombone. trombone. Will Lyons and Danny In - graham will be the trumpet players. players. Babe Grubbs will play the bass horn and also give character impersonations. impersonations. Harold (Phil) Diamond. Diamond. Ding Ewlng and Chatter James will complete the Hat. Plans are under way at the present present time to stage one of the largest Halloween parties that Indianapolis has ever known. It Is to be known as the Mask - o - Ween. Prises will be given for the most original costumes costumes worn that night. This party Is being staged by Jonas Perlberg. It will be held at the Indiana ballroom ballroom Monday evening, October Jl. In many respects Jt will be Ilk the old - time Halloween parties. There will be ghosts, witches, fortune tellers, tellers, skeletons and apple Mucking contests. The biggest feature Of the evening will be - the .Mask - O - Ween grand march. Cecil Downs, director ' of the Hoosier Harmony Kings, has declared declared war on Marlon McKay and his Kings of Tempo, an orchestra that has been playing at the Indiana Indiana ballroom, and the Jaxs battle will be staged tonight. As Mr. LDowns Is a rival of Mr. McKay: as tie was a neaaitner In New York, while Mr. McKay was a headllner In Detroit, the event should prove to be Interesting. Sines the "battle," "battle," as the press' agent calls It, Is to take plfce irv. Indianapolis, the affair has an International aspect - V or something. To quote from the ex - berant informant: informant: "Cecil Downs carried the name of the Hoosier Harmony Kings up and down Broadway, and helped to popularise the Hoosier state in his musical endeavors. Marion McKay McKay has featured In his band many well - known musicians from the state of Indiana. Both banda have a great following, and It la assured that there will be a great deal of rooting for each side. It should prove to be a real war, when Cecil Indianapolis Man to Appear on the Screen and in Person 0 'V T f EARL D4MUNTAN. Louis B. Markun, manager of the Kits, anounces that Earl D. Mun yan. star of the Criterion comedy. "Lizzie's Sheik. Zeke," will make personal appearances in connection with the film when shown at the North Illinois street theater Sunday and Monday. Mr. Munyan. who has made In - Downs throws his howling saxophones saxophones against Marlon McKay's whining trombones. Marion McKay's squawking' clarinets . should give Cecil Downs's drummer and piano player a great run for their money. This will be a battle to the finish. ana may tha best. Dana win: J

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 01 Oct 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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