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J. H. CAMERON Figure ENTERTAINER Constantly Adding to Repertoire 580 SPADINA AVE. TORONTO College 2759 W. Humorous and Dramatic Sketches Impersonations, Humorous Songs Musical Monologues, Dialect Stories PRESS COMMENTS Ottawa Journal The prince of Canadian entertainers. Toronto Globe Had two programme numbers and was recalled nine times. Guelph Herald His style is distinctly good, and far above the character comic. London Free Press Was the lion of the evening. Victoria Daily Times, Victoria, B.C. His recitations and songs were received with unbounded delight. He is the best reciter that has ever visited Victoria. St. Thomas Journal Takes the audience by storm from the start, and has the faculty of keeping them in good humor throughout the entire evening. Winnipeg Free Press The most refined and delightful of Canadian entertainers. Detroit Evening News A prince of story tellers, and a clever, humorous vocalist. Newmarket Era As an all-round entertainer, he is the best that has ever appeared before a Newmarket audience. Dundas Banner He is the prince of entertainers, and was away beyond anything ever heard here. Evening News, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania Mr. J. H. Cameron, who is a distinguished entertainer, is one of the best that has ever appeared here. (Burns' Club Concert.) Mount Forest Representative J. H. Cameron more than sustained his reputation as Canada's greatest all-round entertainer and humorist. Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C. His appearance on the stage was the signal for prolonged laughter. Mail and Empire, Toronto His humor is of the artistic kind, that distinguishes him from the concert comedian and marks the truest art. Toronto Globe He is not only a rare humorist, and a good vocalist, but a fine elocutionist. Daily News, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.—Scotch Concert Mr. J. H. Cameron was the lion of the evening, his style of entertainment being different from the rest. He is a natural humorist, and his interpretations were classic. Collingwood News As a humorist, he possesses the skill of an artist rather than the rollicking of a comedian, and as an entertainer, surpassed any who has ever visited our town. Chicago Daily News J. H. Cameron, a clever entertainer, with a good stage presence, delighted the large audience, and did yeoman service for the line of laughter. (Concert at Orchestra Hall.) Sarnia Post He is an artist in the Al class, and kept the audience delighted. He was down on the programme for five appearances, but responded to fifteen encores. (Collegiate Institute Concert.) Daily Beacon, Stratford Mr. J. H. Cameron, the popular performer of the evening, was enthusiastically received at his every appearance. Time and again he was called upon to respond, which he did with good effect. Mr. Cameron, it will be remembered, took a most pleasing part at the last annual concert. Free Press, London, Can. Mr. Cameron, entertainer, scored a decided hit. His humor is of the highest type. He kept his audience always wanting, and in spite of an almost unceasing round of applause, he was never too generous. As a vocalist, Mr. Cameron possesses rare talent, and this, coupled with his gentlemanly humor, establishes him as an artist in his profession. Brantford Expositor—Choral Society Concert Mr. Cameron is a peer among entertainers. The wholly sang-froid way of him was entirely irresistible, and the audience would take no denial of their repeated encores. It is impossible to describe him, for there is nothing with which to compare him. He is just himself. Scottish American, N. Y. City The Scots' Association of Baltimore, Md., celebrated with a very fine entertainment in St. Andrew's Hall, on Saturday night, when there was a crowded attendance. The Association was fortunate in securing Mr. J. H. Cameron, of Toronto, who, as an entertainer, is in the first rank. Galt Reporter Mr. Cameron is a born entertainer. It comes as natural for J. H. Cameron to be humorous in a real, unstrained way as it is easy for water to run down hill. As a monologist his work is incomparable. As a character delineator and dialect entertainer, there is no other entertainer on the Canadian stage to-day who is his peer. Galt people will gladly welcome the re-appearance of J. H. Cameron. Plaindealer, Edmonton, Alta. Mr. J. H. Cameron proved to the hilt his reputation as a splendid entertainer, possessed of wonderful versatility, and elocutionary gifts of a high order. His stories, songs, and recitals were all capital, and his rendering of Mark Antony's oration was a masterpiece that deservedly won rounds of prolonged applause. (Collegiate Institute Concert.) The Leader, Granby, Que. The theatre was crowded Monday evening upon the return visit of J. H. Cameron, the well-known Canadian entertainer, who kept his audience in great good humor throughout a delightful programme of songs, stories, Shakespearian selections, monologues and descriptive pieces. His witty and original sallies were met by roars of laughter and applause. It was a choice and varied repertoire, and given in a masterly style. Guelph Mercury.—Collegiate Concert The humorist of the evening was J. H. Cameron and he proved, as usual, a prince among entertainers. He has a humorous twinkle in his eye that is irresistible, and a droll way of speaking that appeals to the humor of the audience. Cameron does not rely on any grotesque make-up to make his listeners laugh, but simply on his power of presenting the ludicrous side of things to his audience. Saginaw Daily News.—St. Andrew's Concert J. H. Cameron a clever entertainer, gave a number of humorous sketches of excellence, keeping the audience in gales of laughter and showed marked dramatic ability in his rendition of Kipling's Boots. Hamilton Spectator Mr. Cameron is an entertainer in the true sense of the word; you laugh and think, too, as you listen to him; his art is broad, and above all is versatile. As a story teller he is immense. In his dramatic numbers the house is hushed, and during his musical recitations he gains and holds the interest of his audience from start to finish. Toronto's well-known platform entertainer will be enthusiastically received should he favor us with a return visit. Strathroy Age.—Collegiate Institute Concert Mr. Cameron, as an entertainer, is a prince. He stands head and shoulders above all others in his line. He has appeared at many places in this section in the past, and it is no exaggeration to say that the oftener he returns the more he pleases, and the better the people like him. That he is a keen student of human nature and the great world of events that is constantly revolving about him is evident from the character of the renditions with which he fairly swayed the Strathroy audience Friday evening. When it comes to entertaining an audience, Cameron is certainly it. Chatham Planet Mr. Cameron is an entertainer of many attainments. He is equally at home in light, humorous numbers or a heavy, dramatic selection, and he distributed his numbers throughout the evening in a way that kept the audience continually interested. He wears well, and notwithstanding his many former appearances in Chatham, the Maple City will look forward with delight to his next engagement. Sudbury Star.—Teachers' Association Concert St. Andrew's Church auditorium was filled to the doors on Thursday evening at the Red Cross Concert given under the auspices of the Sudbury District Teachers' Association. The artists who took part excelled themselves in every number, and the large audience, full of appreciation, were hearty in their applause. The leading artist was Mr. J. H. Cameron, the well-known entertainer, who was in excellent form and presented a varied programme of selections, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. Cameron fully justified all the many nice things with reference to his ability as an entertainer, published by the leading papers of the country. News-Record, Kitchener That renowned entertainer, J. H. Cameron, once more pleased a local audience. Last evening a big assembly of listeners was present in the Zion church, the event being held under the auspices of the choir of the church. The entertainer was in that form which has won for him a high place in the field of entertainment. Of genial personality, Mr. Cameron pleased his audience as he always has. In his portrayal of character and in his impersonations he showed his ability to study human nature and to give expression to impressions and ideas. Humorous and full of force and energy he held his audience in rapt attention at all stages. The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. One of the largest audiences ever gathered beneath the roof of the Soo Opera House enjoyed an unusual treat last night when J. H. Cameron filled in for two hours, taking his own part on the program, as well as that of other artists who missed connections at Mackinaw City and did not arrive in the Soo until 11 o'clock. Few artists could have performed so difficult a task so successfully as did Mr. Cameron. Although he appeared alone, assisted only by an accompanist, there were no long waits between the numbers, and the astonishing variety of his selections relieved the program of even the faintest suspicion of monotony. Mr. Cameron's accomplishments are many. His humorous songs kept the audience in a roar of laughter, and his skits, recitations and stories, which ranged from grave to gay and from the pathetic to the sublime, furnished the necessary variety. Toronto Saturday Night His humor shows the truest art, and his ability to recite the ballads of Kipling as well as to tell humorous anecdotes fairly magnetizes his audiences. Buffalo Courier He represents the highest type of entertainer.
|Title||J. H. Cameron: entertainer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cameron, J.H.|
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