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Vaudeville, African-American

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...African Americans were rarely employed in early vaudeville but they were often depicted there, the minstrel shows having been increasingly absorbed into the new idiom. When black entertainers were admitted on the vaudeville stage...

Burlesque

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Burlesque is an English musical theater genre that transferred to the United States in the nineteenth century, where it grew into a varied and, for a time, commercially successful form with close links to other forms of popular theatrical...

Salt Lake City, UT

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 181,743 (2000); metropolitan area – 850,243 (2000) Salt Lake City is the hub of the Wasatch Front, the metropolitan corridor of Utah that runs from Ogden to Provo between the Wasatch...

Coon Song

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Coon songs were one of many varieties of ethnic-themed comic songs popular in vaudeville and music theater in the United States from roughly the 1880s to the 1920s, the targeted ethnic minority in this case being African Americans. Coon...

Vaudeville

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Vaudeville was a genre of musical theater that flourished in the United States and Canada during the last third of the nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth century. Vaudeville presented a series of acts – dramatic...

African-American Musical Theater, 1890–

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the late nineteenth century African Americans began to create their own distinctive variants on the popular musical theater genres, established and developed by white Americans, in which they had hitherto participated to a limited...

Barbershop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Barbershop is a style of close harmony singing that originated in the eastern USA. It emerged in the late nineteenth century and drew on such precedents as European touring quartets, blackface minstrel quartets and African-American amateur...

Minstrelsy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Blackface minstrelsy was a form of variety entertainment created in the United States during the 1840s. It featured four to seven performers who blackened their faces with burnt cork and sometimes claimed to be ‘impersonating...

Revue, American

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Revue is a form of musical theater that is given coherence by a central theme – such as a season, a single composer or a topical reference – but that lacks a coherent narrative structure. It consists of a sequence of sketches but can also...