Canton Entertainment

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Everyone loves to have fun! Over the years, Cantonians have enjoyed a wide variety of amusements, from traveling theatrical shows to community-wide celebrations. Louis Schaefer opened the town's first opera house in 1868, attracting some of the 19th century's biggest stars to Canton. The tradition of first-rate entertainment continued in the 20th century, with stars like Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Guy Lombardo gracing the stage of the Moonlight Ballroom. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Canton enjoyed a cultural renaissance with the development of many arts organizations still cherished today, including the Players' Guild, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Canton Museum of Art. In 1955, the city celebrated its sesquicentennial with the biggest parade in Canton's history.
ISBN: 9781467110846
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Images of America: Canton Entertainment provides an overview people's diversions and amusements over the years, including photographs of downtown movie theaters, hotels, restaurants, department stores, museums, cultural organizations, Meyers Lake, Mother Gooseland, and more. Kimberly Kenney is the curator of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. This is her fourth book on Canton history with Arcadia Publishing.
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