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DURNO-EMMETT COMBINATION Assisted by MEGIBBON KIMBROUGH PIANIST Figure Figure 1900–1901 Figure MANAGEMENT THE CENTRAL LYCEUM BUREAU. INTRODUCTION W E present the DURNO-EMMETT COMPANY, known last year as the Novelty Trio, with not FAITH now; but the KNOWLEDGE that for an all-around evening of magic, mirth, mimicry and mystery, there is not its superior on the road. To speak worthily of the merits of each of these people would require a circular of three times the size of this. We can only say in brief that in each of their departments these three people are simply great. THE CENTRAL LYCEUM BUREAU. DURNO Here is the magician that is leading them all in the cleverness of his work. None of the fakirs of East India or the Chinese magicians perform any more marvelous tricks than DURNO . He is placing magical science under obligation to him for new methods employed. His entertainment is the embodiment of what is clever and artistic. He is above the common-place and from end to end of his bewildering program, you feel that you are in the presence of a master. He is out of the reach of rivalry in the realms of the mysterious. Most of his tricks are his own and the few that were performed by his predecessors, he has redressed so that they are really new. He is not so clumsy in his work as to need a carload of paraphernalia to aid him in his deceptions; but with comparatively few of these stage accoutrements he amuses and astonishes his audiences. Figure THE EMINENT … AND ONLY DURNO THOUSANDS OF ENDORSEMENTS. The Following are but a Few of Them. DURNO is certainly an artist,— Knickerbocker Club, New York . DURNO has scored a triumph of late in mystifying the people to the last degree.— New York Clipper, Dec. 17, 1898 . DURNO is an attraction of much merit, his work being so cleverly done as to border on the marvelous.— The World, September 12th, 1898 . The most dexterous of men with his hands is DURNO , and depends on the lightning-like rapidity with which he works.— World-Herald, Omaha, December 11th, 1898 . The work done by DURNO compares more than favorably with that of the late Herrmann and the now existing Kellar and Hurtz.— San Francisco Call, Nov. 6th, 1898 . DURNO'S exhibition before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, on the evening of December 23d, captured the audience. It was most excellent in every respect.— Hope Reed Cody, President . RURNO is the star attraction and no mistake. He performed many very clever tricks, his most difficult being the trunk trick. Many other feats of magic brought forth great applause.— The Ottawa Free Trader, March 9th, 1899 . The performance opens with RURNO , the magician, who, by the way, is one of the cleverest performers in his line ever seen in this city. His stage settings are magnificent and his work throughout is very pleasing.— Cedar Rapids Daily Republican, April 4th, 1899 . The work in magic by DURNO was decidedly clever and the young magician is justly entitled to rank along with Herrmann, Keller and others who have won fame in this mysterious art. Durno's stage settings are very fine and the effects are most pleasing.— The Boone (Ia.) Evening Republican . HUGH J. EMMETT M R. EMMETT, the California Entertainer, has achieved a great success, and is generally conceded to be the cleverest and most original artist in his line upon the platform. His repertoire is extensive. Besides his artistic violin solos, he makes the King of Instruments imitate any sound in animate or inanimate nature. He sings comic songs and sings them well. He recites dialect sketches and tells humorous stories in an irresistable manner, and then adds a finishing touch to the entertainment by introducing the finest display of the art of Ventriloquism ever seen in this country. He is justly called the King of Ventriloquists. Mr. Emmett is a whole show himself. Figure COMMENTS—PRESS AND PERSONAL. MR. HUGH J. EMMETT was an evenings entertainment in himself. His many wonderful imitations and his ready wit in his thirty minutes of ventriloquism showed him to be an adept.— Brooklyn Times . I would be somewhat unjust where so much talent was displayed to indicate individuals, but a special hit was made by HUGH J. EMMETT , a remarkably clever, and versatile ventriloquist.— Brooklyn Citizen . And the rest of the program was made up of the several appearances of HUGH J. EMMETT who styles himself a musical humorist, violin soloist and ventriloquist. MR. EMMETT displayed a great deal of talent in the several directions and entertained the audience highly with his mimicry on the violin of the cries of different animals and also with an excellent ventriloquial exhibition.— Brooklyn Eagle . Then came a musical number by HUGH J. EMMETT , who played very effectively on the violin, and his deep, expressive tones so pleased the audience that he was twice encored.— New York Recorder . Just previous to the final number, HUGH J. EMMETT , the prince of entertainers, gave his side-splitting, saw-ripping, unconventional ventriloquial funnyisms, and kept his listeners screaming with paroxysms of laughter, for twenty minutes, and then he was not allowed to go. This artist certainly scored a greater success than any that has recently appeared in Plainfield, and Plainfield Council is to be congratulated on having secured the assistance of such an able gentleman.— Daily Press, Plainfield, N. J. NORWICH , N. Y., Jan. 25, 1900. We had DURNO and the Novelty Entertainers last Tuesday evening for the fourth number on our course. As an entertainment is was the biggest success we have ever had. DURNO certainly is one of the greatest magicians in the country and has few if any equals. EMMETT is a whole entertainment in himself. You could not find three who would make a stronger company. Yours very truly, IVON H. BLACKMAN. MR. HUGH J. EMMETT entertained the audience for some length of time with his violin. His imitations were very true to nature and elicited much applause.— Yonkers Herald . TROY , N. Y., Jan. 26, 1900. I desire to bear testimony to the merit of the entertainment given by the Novelty Entertainers. It was really one of the best things we ever had. As a fun provoker, EMMETT has few equals, and DURNO'S work was the cleverest we ever saw. I want to thank you for urging us to take the company. They gave us an evening of rare pleasure, and the audience was most enthuisastic. Very truly yours, C. W. DIETRICH. MESSRS. DURNO and EMMETT gave the first of my course of lectures to a packed house last evening. They gave perfect satisfaction. They held our people in amazement for two hours. T. G. C. DAKIN , New Berlin, N. Y. MEGIBBEN KIMBROUGH Musical Freak—Pianist and Accompanist. W E are not introducing an experiment in Mr. Kimbrough. Last season he was with Spillman Riggs for a term of nearly twenty weeks, and in many cases he shared the honors evenly. He appeared in many of the strongest courses in the States and in Canada and practically the uniform testimony has been such as is expressed in the one sample which we publish herewith. His Playing is Marvelous. NASHVILLE, TENN. , February 24, 1900. CENTRAL LYCEUM BUREAU , My Dear Sirs: —I write you with pleasure in reference to MR. MEGIBBON KIMBROUGH who appeared in our Course at the Tabernacle this season. MR. KIMBROUGH is a born pianist and an artist of the highest type. He captured our people from the very start, and the 3,000 auditors were perfectly carried away with his playing, encoring him at one time four or five times, and the ovation which he received was such an one as is seldom seen in Nashville. His playing is marvelous. He was more heartily applauded than was Paderewski on the occasion of his recent visit here, and the evident enthusiam over his playing was greater than that over the great Pole's playing. This may sound like extravagant praise, but it is not; it is meagre justice. One would have had to have seen our audience as it called KIMBROUGH back for the third or fourth time to fully appreciate the effect. Respectfully, W. CARL WYATT. A Trio Hard to Beat DURNO, The Mysterious EMMETT, The King of Entertainers KIMBROUGH, The Musical Marvel Under Exclusive Control of the Central Lyceum Bureau, MANAGEMENT: H. H. RICH, Rochester, N. Y. S. B. HERSHEY, Cleveland, O. FRED. PELHAM, Western Department, Chicago, Ill. A. E. PALMER, So. Western Department, Kansas City, Mo. REPRESENTATIVES: New York , K. M. WHITE, Rochester, N. Y. New England , E. W. REW, Springfield, Mass. Penna., Del., N. J., Maryland, and Virginia , J. S. ARNOLD, Harrisburg, Pa. Eastern Ohio and West Virginia , C. M. PARKER, Cleveland, O. Western Ohio and Indiana , G. W. HENNEBERGER, Indianapolis, Ind. Michigan , CHAS. T. MAINES, Flint, Mich . Ontario, Canada. C. W. HARTMAN, Toronto, Ont. CENTRAL BUREAU PRESS, ROCHESTER, N. Y.
|Title||Durno -Emmett Combination|
|Publisher||Central Bureau Press|
|Place of Publication||United States -- New York -- Rochester|
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Emmett, Hugh J.
|Corporate Name Subject||Durno - Emmett Combination|
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