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Today in WMH: Much More than a Circus Act

ImageToday in Weird Music History: 1850.  P.T. Barnum presents the greatest opera performer in the world to U.S. audiences.  Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale broke box-office records and helped launch an America’s first opera craze.  Her arrival in New York on this day in 1850 was greeted with a mania not unlike that which would greet the Beatles over a century later.  For more information see: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pt-barnum-brings-jenny-lind-to-new-york?et_cid=55906012&et_rid=705427419&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2fpt-barnum-brings-jenny-lind-to-new-york

 

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