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Unique ..... PROGRAMS ...... Varied Classic Popular Stories in Song and Picture Figure Lyric Soprano LAVONNE FIELD Crayon Artist A singer who draws as she sings. An artist who sings as she draws. Figure LAVONNE FIELD Lyric Soprano Concert and Opera. Folk Songs and Old Songs. Graduate of Knox College and Knox Conservatory of Music. Teacher of Voice, 1926, State College for Women, Tallahassee, Florida. Pupil of: Mme. Alice Andres-Parker, Opera coach, New York City. Lucia Dunham, (Damrosch) Institute of Musical Art of the City of New York. Constance Eberhart Chicago Civic Opera Company The JOY AND ART OF MUSIC were delightfully demonstrated by LaVonne Field. She sang with much DEPTH OF FEELING, displaying an EMOTIONAL QUALITY and EXCELLENT DICTION. She excelled in the Strauss Waltz, a sparkling number sung with remarkable fidelity and ease, even to the climax on high E.— GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL INTENSIVE VOICE TRAINING was apparent in the singer's control. The program was admirably adapted to show the VERSATILITY of Miss Field's INTERPRETATIVE POWER.— GALESBURG EVENING MAIL * * * Evidenced a WOMAN OF FINE FEELING IN THE ARTISTIC WORLD.— Florida State College “ FLAMBEAU ,” Tallahassee. A rich soprano voice, DRAMATIC ABILITY and FINE STAGE PRESENCE were the characteristics of LaVonne Field. Her voice possesses an UNUSUALLY LONG RANGE. The Death Scene from Butterfly and Brunnhilde's War-Cry from Walkure brought out the ADMIRABLE DRAMATIC ABILITY of the singer and her MAGNETIC PERSONALITY.— The Knox College “ STUDENT ” Miss LaVonne Field sang the prima donna role in the musical comedy, Katchy Koo, in a RICH LYRIC SOPRANO and appeared charming and AT EASE in the role.— ROCKFORD REGISTER-GAZETTE LaVonne Field has a CHARMING PERSONALITY as well as a talent of song. * * * there is a REFRESHING SPARKLE, a SPONTANEITY. She was at ease and yet absorbed in her songs; as she seemed to get enjoyment and happiness out of them, so did her listeners.— GALESBURG REPUBLICAN-REGISTER SINGING PICTURES One Entertainment that Cannot Come by Radio. Here is Something Really New in the Amusement World S INGING as she draws, LaVonne Field, with flying fingers that have no time to waste or repeat a motion, transforms her canvas with lightning strokes into a glowing and colorful creature of the imagination. An amazing amount of detail is captured in a few minutes and the theme of the picture is outlined in clear and bold perspective. Many of the songs are the old, familiar ones and Miss Field's excellent diction makes clear every word. She sings with the rare appreciation of one who really loves the old songs. Her pictures vary from three to fifteen minutes in length. The theme-songs range from folk-music to grand opera, and there is a Singing Picture suitable for each occasion and every type of audience. Soprano LAVONNE FIELD Artist Originator of Singing Pictures With Redpath 1929-1930 Programs Designed Especially for ... Women's Clubs Men's Organizations Children's Parties Conventions Schools and Churches General Entertainments Every Holiday Occasion Figure LAVONNE FIELD is an entertainer of great VERSATILITY. Singer and crayon artist, she also does reading and accompanying. Her pictures, cuttings, and musical adaptations, are all her own creations, and she presents many interesting songs in manuscript. Thoroughly schooled in the classical and operatic, she has skillfully adapted her art to the popular taste and her novel and lively performances will please a wide range of spectators. As an entertainer of children Miss Field has had wide and successful experience. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, 1928, she appeared in Chicago with Marshal Field & Co., Carson Pirie Scott & Co., and Mandel Brothers, in their juvenile departments, as The Lady Who Chalks As She Talks. Miss Field usually has but one assisting artist, an accompanist, but many of her numbers are so arranged that they may be presented as effective ensembles with pianist, violinist, and dramatic reader. A SINGING ARTIST SONG DRAMA OPERA In Vivid Pictures Figure LAVONNE FIELD Address 1171 North Cedar Street Galesburg, Illinois Repertoire of Singing Pictures The Golden Wedding Way Down South In Old Madrid The Old Homestead Sweetest Lil' Feller An Old-fashioned Garden Lil' Alabama Coon The One-horse Open Sleigh Comin' Thru the Rye Little Mother O' Mine My Old Kentucky Home From the Emerald Isle and many others Pictures with Readings and Incidental Music Romeo and Juliet—A cutting from the Shakespeare tells the story to the point of Romeo's banishment and departure; an arrangement of airs from Gounod's grand opera score forms a continuous background for these famous love-lines; the drawing is of the lovers in the Balcony Scene. Hiawatha's Wooing—Longfellow's poem with familiar Indian music; in the picture appear the hills of the Dakota country and the Falls of Minnehaha, and finally Hiawatha leading his young bride away from her old father's wigwam. Carmen—A travesty of the opera tale done in rhythmic narrative. To one even slightly familiar with opera and its traditions this version is a riot of wit and humor, yet the story is faithfully told and the characters cleverly portrayed. The length of the number depends upon the amount of incidental music introduced. Opera Sketches—A series of heroes and heroines from grand opera troop in rapid procession across the drawing board while the artist sings from the operas or tells the stories in verse. Each picture is made entirely of musical symbols arranged to form a cartoon portrait. Cleopatra—A cutting from Shakespeare's version. The plot is briefly indicated, the desire being chiefly to delineate this famous woman's infinite variety. Hiawatha's Sailing—The building of the birch-bark canoe. Picture Writing—Hiawatha's invention of a system of totem-symbols for his people. The First Thanksgiving. The Three Wise Men. The Night Before Christmas. King Robert of Sicily. Hansel and Gretel. Mother Goose and Other Fairy Tales.
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|Personal Name Subject||Field, Lavonne|
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