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Cabaret, Speakeasies and Supper Clubs

Robert Kronenburg

Robert Kronenburg is the Roscoe Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Must Be The Place : An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In the late 1960s, a night out at the ‘Shakey’ cabaret club was a stylish treat for Liverpudlians. As a young teenager, the place seemed really glamorous. My family would have dinner while the warm-up acts were on, a three-course meal...

Cabaret Singer

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘cabaret’ refers to both an entertainment venue and a type of entertainment provided there. Both senses have two distinct though connected histories, one mainly in France and Germany, and the other mainly in the United States....
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...The visage of Aristide Bruant preserved by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec on posters has sadly obscured his important contributions to the world of French music. Born in 1851 in Loiret, France, Bruant’s father died when he...
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...One of the best-known French performers, Maurice Chevalier achieved transatlantic success as an actor and singer. Born in Paris in 1888, Chevalier worked odd jobs until he was discovered singing in a café in 1901. During World War I...

Edith Piaf

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...As the first person of color to become a worldwide entertainer, Josephine Baker used her talents as a dancer to facilitate social change. Baker was born in Missouri in 1906; her parents had a vaudeville song-and-dance act and used her...

Left Bank

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Historically regarded as the haunt of Parisian intellectuals, the rive gauche (left bank) is actually the south bank of the Seine, and comprises a third of the French capital. After the Roman Era, it remained almost abandoned for centuries....

Cabaret

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Cabaret is a stage-bound form of entertainment featuring song, dance and theatrical or political-satirical sketches, defined mainly by the performance venue – a restaurant or nightclub with the audience sitting at dinner tables, eating...

Montmartre

Olivier Julien

Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...At 423 ft (129 m) above sea level, Montmartre is the highest of seven hills that surround central Paris. According to legend, it takes its name from the martyr of Saint-Denis, a missionary who was decapitated at the top of the mount...

The Netherlands

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 16, 250,000 (2004) Located in the northwestern corner of the European mainland on the North Sea, the Netherlands consists of 12 provinces. Most of the Dutch population lives in the Randstad region in the western part...