The New York Age from New York, New York on May 3, 1919 · Page 6
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THE NEW YORK AGE, SATURDAY, MAY 3r 1919 " -ntiMi. mJ - k THE MUSIC ATHLETIC Jazz Music Is Now All the Rage Throughout Uuiited .-'States STAGE 8 J) O 1NCE the return of colored 4, military bands from France to these shores the country simply has gone wild about jazz music. It is as much the rage in all sections as the spring styles, and there is every reason to believe that its popularity will increase rather than diminish in the near future. Lovers of syncopation are in debted to the Negro for what is known as ragtime, and despite the false claims of some white writers, the Negro musician is primarily tt sponsible for the introduction of jazz music. "He jazzed everything up," is no new expression to colored members of the theatrical fra ternity. Here is what Mrs. Vernon Castle, the famous' dancer, has to say about jazz: "What is jazz? "There are many people in Eng -land some of them experts in the art of dancing who speak of what they call the jazz dance; there are others who talk about the jazz step as something new in the world of , terpsichore. But as far as I am aware, there is no jazz dance or jazz step. "Let me try to define jazz as I understand it The colored bands jazz a tune. That is to say, they slur the notes they syncopate, and each instrument puts in a world of little fancy bits of its own. The dominating feature is brass. In the United States everyone dances to jazz music, but there are no fixed steps. " "Those- people who regard them selves as jazz dancers jazzers, as they doubtless would label them selves are making just this mis take. .They are being deluded by a very old step in the fox-trot, and, believing it to be a new discovery Instead of a resurrection, they call it jazz. "Jazz is just something you can do with music. But the general idea in England seems to be growing that any syncopation is jazz, and from that idea it is easy to see how people who develop a step to that music commit the common error that they are dancing jazz. "People have come to me bubbling over with enthusiasm about the jazz dance or the jazz step. I'm just crazy about the step, these enthusiasts say. And when I've asked them to show it me, they've just trotted forth the old fox-trot, pure and simple. "In America jazz means merely something you can do with instruments; in England its meaning is being interpreted into almost anything you can do on the ballroom floor, and so the orchestra is being robbed of its prescriptive right in respect to the use of the wprd. "And now, as the printer's stock of r't must be running very low, I wt leave jazz alone, and close with a few remarks which, perhaps, might interest ballroom dancers here who have not quite capitulated to ja (I thought I had tried the printer too far.) "We are dancinr evervthinr in the United States very smoothly just now, but the valse is seldom to . be found on a program. I do not think it will die altogether, but its day certainly seems to have gone." THEATRICAL JOTTINGS. BY BOB SLATER Rucker & Win f red are playing in Great Palls, Mont The Old Time Darkies are in Salt Lake, Utah. www James Parker is playing at Camp Mer- ntt, N. J. www Archie and Walter Jones are at the Alhambra, Brooklyn. www Bobby Grant is at Proctor's, Yonkers, with Boston to follow. White & Bradford are at the Halsey, Brooklyn. www Harper & Blanks are at the Empress, Amherst, N. S. www Happy Rhone is with the Ladies First Company, Majestic ineatre, Brooklyn. www Downs & Gomez are at the Opera House, St John, N. a. www Moss & Frye are at Keith's, Riverside, New York. The Holliday in Dixie Co. is at Proc tor's 125th Street Theatre. www Phina & Picks are at Proctor's. Al bany, N. Y. www The Four Dancing Demons are at the Upera House, Shamokin, fa. www Tommy Carter is at the Garrick. Wil mington, UeL www The Tennessee Ten are at the Em press, Chicago. www Shelton Brooks & George are at the raiace, Kocktord, iu. www The Abyssinian Trio is at the Strand. Winnipeg, Can. w w w K Cooper & Coleman are at the Or. pneum, New York. www Harrington & Mills are at the Biiou. Battle Creek, Mich. www Chappelle & Stennette are at Fedev's Haxelton, fa. www Clarence Dotson is splitting the week between the Uirard. Philadelphia, and Colonial, Lancaster, fa. Leigh Whipper opened this week at the Belasco Theatre, Washington, with the Irene 1-en wick Co. . Miller & Lyles are splitting the week between Proctor's Schnectady and Proctor's, Syracuse. The Eight Black Dots are splitting the week between the Boulevard. New York. and DcKalb, Brooklyn. Chadwick & Taylor are splitting the week between the Emery, Providence, and Broadway, Springfield, Mass. ATTRACTIONS AT THE LAFAYETTE THEATRE. The magnet of mvsterv continues to draw people in large numbers to theX Lafayette Theatre, where the Lafayette Players are winning new laurels in a splendid production of the "Unknown Voice." Cleo Desmond, in the role of Cecily Blair, one of the suspects, gives a charming performance and is most attractive to look upon in several stun ning gowns. Anarew Bishop, as Ueraid Griffin, Miss Carlotta Freeman, as Amy Warren, and other members of the company acquit themselves in a capable manner. Next week the Players will present The Burglar and the Lady.' which for many seasons, was the starring vehicle of James J. Corbett. Sunday afternoon and evening at the Lafayette a program of vaudeville and picture features will be offered. The program is continuous from 2 until II m. with two complete shows being offered in the evening and at the mati nee, and in addition to the regular program, a big non-professional performance will be given. C W. WILSON. I ,M '; t';V'-'2?.v' vk -.1. -u -V,-.'. .'..,v-Vi,,.2-t. Tienton. N. J. C. W. Wilson, the popular barber of 204 Ferry street is directing his interests and means in fur nishing amusement and recreation for the colored people of hts city. Mr. Wil son has purchased a baseball outfit and is searching all the large cities for the very best players obtainable. He has secured a lease on the Cook Y. M. C A. Park for the season and is planning to arrange - the seating capacity of tne grandstand to accommodate the crowds that witness every game played there by his team, the Trenton White Sox. Mr. Wilson is willing to meet other pro moters of the game anywhere and any time to plan a league of baseball teams, of New Jersey or interstate teams, or is open to receive dates for Trenton fans and other places as well. LINCOLN GIANTS CAPTURE TWO The Lincoln Giants scored a double victory Sunday afternoon at Olympic Field when they vanquished the College Point nine in the first game by 3 to 0, and nosed out the Downey Shipyard nine, 3 to 2. In the first fame, Williams and Brown pitching for the,, Giants, allowed only three scattered hits. The second game required ten innings. "Cyclone' Williams fanned eight men. Next Sunday the Lincoln Oiants will have as opponents the Royal Giants. Williams and Redding, old time rivals, will be the pitchers in the final tilt The score : LINCOLN GIANTS r k i Hsll.lf. .. 0 I 0 10 Monsin.Zb 0 1 3 I u 0 1 I 0 0 Pcttut.c..' 0 0 11 2 0 Cck'Llbp I 3 4 00 Wras.p-lb 0 1 7 20 AlltnJb. 2 2 2 20 2 2 1 2 Hrownt o o o ou Totals. 3 10'JO 14 2 DOWNEY SHIPYARD r k o a. Bonat'ro.rf 0 1 100 Richards.aa 0 1140 0 0 II 0 0 Daniraw,2b 114(3 Gciirr.lf.. 1 2 0 00 Haach.2b. 0 3 2 10 I-antzttxf O 0 2 00 Lcahlyx. . 0 3 7 1 0 Halbar m,p u i i J u Touti. 2 1229 IS 3 Ta rt,f h,n winntnv run sra scored. Downer Shipyard.... 01001 0000 02 Lincoln Giants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 At Olympic Field (fir im)- R. H. E. Colleie Point.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 3 0 Lincoln Giants. 1 1 0 0 0 2 J 8 0 Btttenc Peterson and Moebius; Williams, Brown and Pettus. PENN CAPS LOSE TO THE BUSHWICKS The Pennsylvania Red Caps lost to the Bushwicks Sunday at Dexter Park, to 5- The score: PENN RED CAPS , r i i e Dunbar.lt1.. W.Ptrk.b. Culver.M. .. Parks.rf.. . . Ticksonx. . . Laniford.k. 0 0 0 0 01 1 0 420 0 2 100 10 S00 0 0 142 00 200 11011 11 410 11 10 0 Total. 5 1 18 S3 BUSH KICKS r h o a c 1 1 200 0 0 400 2 2 23 1 2 2 110 2 0- 000 2 a S00 0 3 100 1 1 610 Brackett.lf Burch.rf.. Irvine, m.. ' Weia.2b.. Tierney ft . Hohman.c YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. YounKstown, O. Mlas Suaan Bow-die of Cornersburg, la critically. JH,., v. Mm.' Edward Smiley la improving. Miss Beatrice Harm and William Walker were quietly married last week at the home of the bride' oar hen la, Mr. and Mrs. George Harm, In weat Milton, Pa. The Kev. W. H. Johnson officiated. The Wheatland Baptist Church will have a $600 rally the fourth Sunday In June. The Rev. W. H. Johnson la pastor. The children's exercises at St. Augustine Chapel, Sunday at S p. m., were largely attended. The Rev. D. D. Jenkena gave an address which was Interesting. Miss Rhoda Holmes Isable to be about after her long illness. The Knights of Pythias and Court of Calanthe will celebrate their annual Thanksgiving the third Sunday In May. Mrs. James Lee of High street re mains about the same. Lewis Parker, of McDonald, Pa., was the guest of Miss Maud Fisher, 416 Chicago Ave, Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Charles Jackson of Myrtle avenue spent a few days In Cleveland. PORTSMOUTH, N. H. Potsmouth, N. H The Easter serv ices at the People's Baptist Church was well attended in the morning. The choir rendered special music and seven candidates were baptized by the Rev. J. K. Kandoipn, pastor, in the evening the bunday school held their annual Easter service, which surpassed all previous years. The homes of J. H. Harris and C. J. Gilbert were damaged considerably by fire last I uesday evening but no one was injured. Mrs. J. H. Harris is confined to the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. M, King in Manning Mreet. by illness Ernest J. Gilbert has opened a first class cleaning and pressing business at 158 Market street. Mr. and Mri George H. Stranghn, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Burton, A. C. Moore and H. A. Morgan were visitors to Boston last Friday, to view the big parade. The Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Randolph spent last week at their home in West Melford, Mass. James Furmer spent a few days last week with his family in Maplewood avenue after an absence of 16 months over seas. Walter A. Carson arrived home last week, having received an Mrs. Mlrrla Pinn nf ChlrAm was the guest of Mrs. Queen V. Robinson honorable discharge from the Navy. of Glenwood avenue. Pink Ward of Pike street met with an accident Friday. A large piece of steel fell on his light foot The funeral of the late William COATESVILLE, PA. Coatesvllle, Pa. J. Frank Wheaton visited CoaU.iville laaT Sunday and Jn ISTTiJ AnrTl it was hld ! WM -ntertained by the Elks. He made Jones, who died April Zz, was held . i m,i ijiMri,n. Friday. April IS. He was 43 year old and was born in Harrlaburg, Pa. Deceased leaves a widow, Anna Jones: two sisters. Mrs. Anna Williams of this city, and Mrs. Mary Martin of Olenfleld. Pa. The Rev. W. H. John-son officiated. RALEIGH, N. C. Raueicr, N. C The Rev. King Lynch had a very serious accident last Wed nesday. While standing on the sidewalk, a loaded truck knocked him down and it took several men to lift it off of him. He is in St Agnes Hospital slightly improved. Easter services in the churches were very good and well attended. A can tata was rendered at the First Baptist Church by the choir Sunday night The special Easter music at St Paul's Church Sunday morning was excellent, also the- program by the Sunday School at night The collection for the day was about $86, of which the Sunday School raised $50. The Rev. C W. Rcbinson preached a very inspiring sermon. The ladies Aid No. 3. of which Mrs. Susie Toney is president, met with her last Monday night After the meeting refreshments were served an address In Masonic Auditorium which was well received. A brass band was In attendance and the peo' pie gave mm a rousing welcome. The Tabernacle Baptist Church was crowded at both morning and evening services. The Rev. A. Alexander, the pastor, is very active In keeping up the revival spirit among his people. Prophet Jones' coming at this time, gives impetus to the great work. Coatesvllle is undergoing an unusual state of depression as regards labor. The steel mills sj-e running about (0 per cent capacity, food prices are high and there Is a general Increase In un employment among the colored people who mainly rely on that Industry for support. Since the 1-hour system went Into effect wages have been so reduced that a serious condition has arisen among the worklngmen, who have to pay such high prices for food, rent and clothing. ..With reduced ton nage and straight vey for overtime, the men say they don't see how they can exist and maintain their families, Many of the old hands who nave worked In the mills for years are Idle, and some are looking forward to find ing work elsewhere. The National Negro Protective Association has taken the matter under consideration and it la earnestly hoped It will find a way out CARLISLE, PA. ' CAtusLt, Pa. David Price celebrated his 50th birthday anniversary Wednes- . . " M ' ' 1 . aL. At- isi aunaav uie note or. me . . . r...,-.. Knob. was burned. The burning of this note j Franklin street There were guests from put the church clear out of debt The ; town and out of town. After a very Penn Red Capt 2 Buibwick S Reea.p 0 0 0 10 Here man, a 1 10 2 0 Totals.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 . 11 12 21 1 1 0 2 05 0 $' 11 CLEF CLUB CONCERT AT THE SELWYN Elliot Carpenter, Andrew Copeland, Win lam Parrjuette. 'Billy" Nichols, George Jackson, Charles Waters and George Hlnes will help to make the Clef Club entertainment at the Sel wyn -rneatre tnts sunany evening a success. Section A of the Clef Club Orchestra, E. Gilbert Andereon, conductor, will present a proeram of Jars, syncopation and popular melodies. Negro spirituals will be rendered by the Clef Club Quartet. O PRESENT "GLOBE" PROGRAM SATURDAY The following program will he ren dered at the Globt concert Saturday evening, May 3, at the Y. W. C A, 45 Ashland place, Brooklyn: 1. iBtroaucwry remarks. By the Chairman. 2. a Nonsense Song (Tbe Owl and the Pasty Cat) Inarahant s. Lea Deux Grenadiers - I utii c Bolero (Spanish Folk Song of Pyrenees) Mr. Phiteas (mulct, baritone. Miss Helen Norfleet, accompanist. 3. Rondo Capriccioso Saint Saeni Miss Catherine Norfleet, riolinist. Miss Helen Norfiiet. accompanist. 4. a. Spiagire Amatc .'..Clack d. sanctuary La Forire c Caro Nome Verdi Miss Etel1e Collette, soprano. Miss Mildred Hsire, accompanist. 5. "Face to Face with Gluck" Mr. Chaa. Isaacson, Chairman. Edirnr, "Onr Family Music Pane." (Author "Face to Face with Great Musician" 6. a. IUltima Canzone Tosti b. Long Ago in Egypt Lehmann Mr. Goulet. ' . A" M"" Schubert a. Theme and Variations Tartini c Caprice Basque ..Sarasate Misa Norfleet. I. a. When I was Seventeen (Swedish Folk Song) b. O'er the Distant Mountains (Russian Fnlk Sons;) c. Norweran Echo Song (Norwegian Folk Song) Miss Collette. . Ensemble, "Star Spangled Banner" ROYALS WIN CLOSE GAME. The Royal Giants defeated Iktien and Lang Sunday afternoon at Nurse Field, 6 to 5. The score. At Nnntesr Field R. H. E. Royal Giant 0001020100 16 12 1 Tirtira.Lan 1011OO000O 0 J IS 2 batteries lawe and Yott; Heading ana Gatewood. ' HOT SPRINGS, VA. Hot Springs, Vs. Dr. P. V. Morris of Lynchburg, state superintendent of Baptist Missions, preached to a large and appreciative oomrreiratlon at Smith Chapel last Sunday night. At Plney Grove Baptist Church three services were tield last Sunday: Sunday School at 10: SO. Mrs. Jones, superintendent: at 3:30 p. m., Easter services were conducted by Mrs. Henry Ligou. Mrs. Preston Jones de livered the principal address. The pastor, the Rev. Luke Jones, preached at night. All the services were well attended and the collections good. Mrs. Jesse Nelson Royall of New York, who was visiting her mother, Mrs. M. Nelnon took her little son. C W. Royall, Jr, to Richmond for medical treatment While In the Virginia capital Mrs. Royall had an attack of Influenza from which she Is slowly recovering. W. R. Watklns attended the fifty-first anniversary of the Hampton Nor mal and Agricultural Institute, of wnicrr scnool he Is one of the first graduates. The Easter ball given by the Pleasure Seekers Club at the Walters Social Hall last Monday night was the social event of the season. The beautiful decoration of the room, the handsome gowns of the ladies, the neat up-to-date costumes of the men and the lively Inspiring music rendered by Sohepers.Jas band, all contributed to the pleasure of the occasion.- J. H Presley, Jr, Is responsible for that delightful entertainment friends as well as members are rejoicing over this victory. The marriage of Miss uertrude Mc- Williams and Dr. Blackman was solemnized in St. Augustine Chapel last Wednesday night Mrs. Blackman has for several years been dietician at bt. Agnes, while Dr. Blackman is a successful prac titioner of Charlotte. Mrs. Shade. mother of Dr. I. A. Shade, is quite sick at her home on South Wilmington street . News has reached the city of the death' of Mrs. Jane Locklear. She had been in the North about ten days, where she went to visit her children. Her death comes as a shock to her many friends. The Missionary Society of Rush A. M. E. Z. Church bad a special sermon preached bv the Rev. Spruill. The meeting was very helpful. Mrs. Louisa Uark has returned to her home, having been here visiting her son, Dr. G. T. Jones. Cards are out announcing the marriage of Dr. Geo. Evans and Miss Chase Holmes. Mrs. M. D. Haywood spent the week end in Auburn with Mr. Haywood's parents. enjoyable evening, refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Palm Douglas of Harrisburg were visiting relatives and friends Friday. The Crescent Gub orchestra held their spring dance at North street Hall. It was a big success. Mrs. Howard and 'Mrs. Parker of Mt. Holly Springs, were visiting friends Sunday. Mrs. Raleigh Craw ford of Harrisburg is visiting her mother-in-law. Mrs. Mary Crawford. Miss Nania Foulke of Washington, D. C, is spending a few days with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Oeo. foulke. Mrs. Edna Moore is spending Easter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Uavid Kobinson. Mrs. John Furmaa of New York is visiting her friends and relatives. Joseph Jordan is spending a few days with his aunt Mrs. Nelson Hunter. Miss Esther Cook, who has been sick, is improving. The Daughters of Conference gave a reception" for the soldiers at the West Street A. M. fc- ion Church Thursday. The church was beautifully decorated. Young men's day at the Bethel Church was a tine success. LAFAYETTE theatre 7th Ave.-132nd St. S WEEK OF APRIL 28 THE SMASHING MYSTERY DRAMA THAT EVERYONE'S TALKIN0) ABOUT THE SEN-SATIONAL THRILLING SUCCESS BETTER THAN "THE 13TH CHAIR." Francis Creeton's Appealing Play TilE UDOll VOICI The Most Remarkable Production Ever Seen pn any State Better Acting snd Better Scenic Equipment then anything you have ever teen before. Be sure that you order your seats early and arrangs to see the play as early aa possible. - PHONE MORNINQSIOE 1811 FOR SEATS WEEK OF MAY STH AN ATTRACTION THAT EVERY PERSON WILL WANT TO SEE ' Langdon McCormlck's Notsble Hit THE BURGLAR AND THE LADY A great American Play of Thrills and Laughter which, for several seasons was trie ' starring vehicle of James J. Corbett It's Punchy snd Tells a Gripping Tale Attraction Is positively limited to the one week only so make arrangements S to ses the play as early In the week as possible. , SUNDAY VAUDEVILLE AN PHOTOPLAYS - SIX BIQ ACTS AND HOSTS OF PHOTOPLAYS Non-Profaalonal Performance at the Matinee In addition to regular program SCRANTON, PA. Scranton, Pa. The Rev. Evans gave an excellent sermon last Sunday from Luke xl 13 at the morning session, and the third sermon In the series of the "The Possessions of the Saints" at the evening service. The subject waa "Death. Forest Taney and John Toung of Wilkes-Barre visited Scranton friends Sunday evening and worshipped at Bethel. Herbert Smith of the winning team of Virginia Union Seminary, is tbe son of Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. C. Smith, of 743 Jefferson Avenue, and a very fine orator and elocutionist He was lic enced to preach by the Rev. F. W. Means of the Pine Street Baptist Church. Mr. Smith went to Virginia Union Seminary last fall and entered tbe theological department to further i his preparation for the ministry. At the Pine Street Baptist Church the Rev. H. H. Dooley of Wilkes-Barre was In charge all day. The pastor, the Rev. F. W. Means, preached the an. nlversary sermon of the Parlor City Lodge of Masons, Bloomsburg, Pa, Sunday afternoon. In the homes of our people we noticed a little neat, blue paper bound pamphlet called tbe Blue Book Directory of Scranton, showing the progress and deficiencies of our folk here, gotten out by the Whltaker Press. On the sick list here are Mrs. Sarah Crump. Mr. Arthur Drayton. Mrs. Faanle Foster is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Luetta Watts, and Mrs. Ethel Overton, of Washington, ' D. C. ATTENTI0N-S0LDAT. Banquet and Dance to members and friends of the 369th Infantry, on Thursday evening, May 8, 1919, at Lafayette nail. I32nd St & 7th Ave. Dinner $1.50 a cover. Come and have a good time and meet your old comrades of the days of St, Mard, Noirlen, Remeconrt nierpont, Uaffrecourt, Yalmy, GIzanconrt. St Ouen and other places where we did onr bit in France. HAPPY RHONE-NORA BAYES "LADIES FIRST" Broad St. Theatre, Newark, N. J. Week of May 6. ft" Sunday flight SELWYN Clef Club Orchestra THEATRE eat 42s. M. Near Vww, E. GILBERT ANDERSON, ConduAor Get Tour Seats othir attractions ... . Elliot Carpenter Andrew Copeland U Advance I Charles Waters Wk. Parqubtte "Billy" Nichols George Uimes 75c, $1.00, $1.60. and George Jackson NEW MUSICAL SHOW BY SECTION A Lieut. E. E. THOMPSON, Bandmaster Saturday Eve. May 3. At CARNEGIE HALL For Benefit of Weit 135th Street Branch of theY. M. C. A. Special Features: Buffalo Quartet, Charles Waters, Tenor and Lester Miller with his Cnedolin. Admission from 50c to $2. Tickets on Sale at Y. M. C. A., 135 West 135th Street, and 2283 Seventh Avenue. "FOR tWXET CHARITY'S SAXST DOPE DAY NURSERY ANNUAL MAY ENTERTAINMENT PSXSXNTINa-' . SUSS KESZP'S DANCING DOLLS In "BETTY'S DREAM" A MUSICAL REVUE AT MANHATTAN CASINO. 135TH STREET AND XIOHTB AVENUE Friday Evening. Elay 2, 1919 ADMISSION 50 CENTS Tickets and Bosaa oa Salt at tfca Nuraaiy, IS Wsst ISSd St., Tela. Harlan MUSIC BY MARSHALL'S ORCHESTRA. Supper Service by Mrs. Tarvis. INCLUDES FAMOUS RAINBOW PIE .

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