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  1. Richard Littlejohn on students at the Nus conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... Approved by whom? Jazz hands conjures up an image of George Mitchell's Black and White Minstrels hamming it up to Al Jolson's Mammy. Frankly, I'd have thought the National Union of Students would walk a million miles to avoid any association with ...

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  2. Wednesday: Secret Cinema Delivers Famous FilmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Phillymag.com

    ... Singer , a feature film famous for being the first talkie and infamous for its use of blackface. In this trailer, Al Jolson is seen applying paint to his white face while a narrator extols the virtues of the then-new Vitaphone sound process and ...

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  3. Director, performer resign after Calgary Opera casts white man for Asian roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 7 | Globe and Mail

    ... not been contracted. "It's not like days gone by that you're going to do makeup and things. Thank God the days of Al Jolson are gone - and that is totally inappropriate," McPhee says. "There will be a point when we have to call it and say that's it; ...

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  4. April showers: Five facts about this rainy monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 6 | The Morning Call

    ... ed May Flowers. That's according to a 2015 blog post by whitepages.com. "April Showers" was a song made popular by Al Jolson in 1921. Lyrics include: "Though April showers may come your way/ They bring the flowers that bloom in May."

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  5. Roger Moore cheated on Dorothy Squires and she got revengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | Daily Mail

    ... a gambler and a womaniser, and it was left to her mother to raise their three children. As an adolescent she saw Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, cinema's first musical in 1927, and vowed to become a singer herself. For six years she performed for ...

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  6. Sunday Bird DroppingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | Camden Chat

    ... Mickey Weston, and Dan Morogiello. They share today with famous people including poet Robert Frost 1874; singer Al Jolson 1886; playwright Tennessee Williams 1911; U.S. Vietnam commander Gen. William C. Westmoreland 1914; actor Strother Martin 1919; ...

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  7. BWW Previews: the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Musical Theater HeritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    We tend to think of film sound in terms of the ability to synchronize music and dialog to action on the screen began with 1927's"The Jazz Singer " starring Al Jolson. But music with film dates from much earlier.

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  8. Comedy Is Easy, Dying Is HardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Forward

    ... in Israel on the Mount of Olives, not far from Menachem Begin. My parents were in Los Angeles, close enough to Al Jolson's monument to hear him should he ever start singing "Mammy" again. Maybe I could lure Martin into preplanning by treating it ...

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  9. BWW Review: After Birth of a Nation at City-TheaterRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... hatred and 'the purity of the white race'. The majority of the Negroes in the movie were black faced whites a la Al Jolson. The original title was "The Clansman"; if that gives you a clue as to its intentions). Wilson's daughter, Margaret, the ...

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  10. Jazz is the real star in a La La Land,a critic saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... same way again. The mystery and nocturnal glamour of jazz have seduced Hollywood from the dawn of talkies, when Al Jolson starred as The Jazz Singer (1927). But - with a few notable, glorious exceptions - jazz has fared poorly there ever since. So ...

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  11. 'La La Land' nearly redeems Damien Chazelle's 'Whiplash' excessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    ... same way again. The mystery and nocturnal glamour of jazz have seduced Hollywood from the dawn of talkies, when Al Jolson starred as "The Jazz Singer" (1927). But - with a few notable, glorious exceptions - jazz has fared poorly there ever since. So ...

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  12. 100 Years AgoRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2017 | Calhoun Times

    ... Irishman's Dream," "On the Sanrich Isles," "How's Every Little Thing in Dixie?" and "A Broken Doll," recorded by Al Jolson. a The Rome Baseball Association stockholders met this week a half century ago and elected officers for the coming year. The ...

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  13. What 'La La Land' Gets Right About JazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Billboard

    ... have been tied since the very first feature-length "talkie," The Jazz Singer (1927), which starred then-megastar Al Jolson as a Jewish immigrant trying to make it as a jazz singer (both in the film and outside of it, Jolson performed in blackface -- ...

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  14. Processed meats in diet increase risks of cancer, asthmaRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | Texarkana Gazette

    The expression "hot diggity dog" can be traced back to at least 1928. As singer Al Jolson wrapped up his recording of "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder," he can be heard saying, "Hot diggity dog didn't I tell you you'd love it?" Americans love that hot dog, too, and not just at the ballpark.

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  15. Classic Ride: 1932 Packard Twin Six 906 Convertible SedanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Automobile Magazine

    ... "I'm using second gear [from a stop] around town," says David. This particular car's first owner was famous actor Al Jolson, the star of the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer," the first sound film that signaled the beginning of the end for the silent ...

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  16. Eight Decades Later, Tacomaa s 1927 Lost Film a Eyes of the Totema Makes Its Seattle DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Seattle Weekly

    ... the Totem was the second of what would only be three silent films produced by H.C. Weaver Productions Inc. before Al Jolson's paradigm-shifting "talkie," The Jazz Singer, would effectively wipe silent films out for good in late 1927 - the same year ...

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  17. Miking Traditional Jazz Combos Live, Part 1 By Glenn Crytzer - Dec 09, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Pro Sound News

    ... jazz until the late 1920s. Singers with big voices like those of blues shouter Bessie Smith or vaudeville belter Al Jolson dominated the pre-microphone age. Into the mid-1920s, somewhat effete tenors became all the rage, their high voices more able ...

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  18. In Houston, Hearst bucks the industry trend and reinvests in ambitious journalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Poynter Online

    Al Jolson, long ago America's most famous and best-paid entertainer, opened "The Jazz Singer," the first featured-length film with synchronized sound, by declaring his signature line, "You ain't seen Read More Privately-held Hearst has pursued such a program without fanfare at its five large newspapers for most of this decade - notably at its biggest property, the Houston Chronicle. When Mark Aldam became president of Hearst Newspapers in 2011, he began by assessing the group as businesses and also for the quality of their journalism.

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  19. Vice founder Shane Smith predicts 'chaos' for digital advertising in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Poynter Online

    Al Jolson, long ago America's most famous and best-paid entertainer, opened "The Jazz Singer," the first featured-length film with synchronized sound, by declaring his signature line, "You ain't seen Read More Shane Smith, founder and CEO of VICE, right, speaks in an interview with the late David Carr, at the PromaxBDA #WTFuture Conference, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in New York. Al Jolson, long ago America's most famous and best-paid entertainer, opened "The Jazz Singer," the first featured-length film with synchronized sound, by declaring his signature line, "You ain't seen nothing yet."

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  20. BWW Review: Once in a Lifetime, Young VicRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    After a 2016 programme that included Blue/Orange and Yerma , the first offering in the Young Vic's new season is a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart 's Once in a Lifetime , which also marks comedian Harry Enfield's stage debut. It opens at the turning point in the history of cinema: Jerry has just seen Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer and can sense a way to make their fortune, so when May hits upon exploiting the fact that the movie actors have never spoken on film before, they head west with George to open a school of elocution.

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