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1927 Figure Figure Van O. Browne Novelty Trio REDPATH Figure Figure Van O. Browne Novelty Trio Programs Sparking with Life and Variety Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure VAN O. BROWNE NOVELTY TRIO Personnel VAN O. BROWNE PIANIST, PIANO-ACCORDION PLAYER, BARITONE, MAGIC READER ALFRED T. ADAMS CELLIST, PIANO-MANDOLIN PLAYER, BARITONE ALBERT DOWNING VIOLINIST, PIANIST, TENOR VAN O. BROWNE, popular baritone, instrumentalist, and impersonator, is the feature artist of this splendid entertainment company. Van O. Browne is a show in himself—in fact, a super-show—and by associating with himself two other premier artist-entertainers he has formed an organization whose programs sparkle with life and variety and are a genuine Lyceum achievement. CELLO and violin duets with piano accompaniment are among the splendid features of a feast of music, both classical and popular in character. Vocal numbers, piano-accordion selections and the masterly character delineations of Van O. Browne also have a prominent place among the Trio's exceptional entertainment offerings. MR. BROWNE'S impersonations range from an intensely dramatic Shylock to an amusing Irish scrub woman; from a debonair man-about-town to a Hindoo Prince. Every character is presented in costume with elaborate stage settings and special lighting effects. Every detail of Van Browne's work is stamped with the mark of rare ability. THE Trio has spent the past summer almost entirely in New York City and the surrounding territory and is now filling engagements in the Middle West. Everywhere it has been greeted by the greatest enthusiasm on the part of its audiences and by superlative praise from the press. NEWSPAPER COMMENTS THE Van Browne entertainers were here on Tuesday, giving their program of music, make-up, and black art entertainment. Mr. Browne gave impersonations which were excellent. His impersonation of 'Shylock' was by far the best impersonation of that character seen on the stage in years.— The Herald, Detroit, Minn. Mr. Browne's demonstration of the resourcefulness of the American soldier musician was particularly interesting.— Jackson County American, Okabena, Minn. Van O. Browne, the interpreter and pianist, perhaps drew the greatest applause in his interpretations of 'Shylock,' the Jew, and of 'Rip Van Winkle.' His work was splendid and showed perfect training and exceptional ability.— Trio County News, Zearing, Ia. Mr. Browne was not only an accomplished musician, but also an interpreter of marked ability. His impersonations of 'Shylock,' the Jew, as well as 'Rip Van Winkle' were features of the program and brought favorable comment from a large number. These impersonations were given in costume and were intensely dramatic, making one feel that he was really in the presence of these characters that are so familiar to students of literature.— The Star, New Sharon, Ia. MacDowell's 'To a Wild Rose,' as given on violin, clarinet, and organ, was played with great warmth of feeling. Of all MacDowell's works, this little number of tonal beauty stands as one of the most widely-known of all his compositions. Brahms' well-known 'Hungarian Dance, No. 5' was given with all the spirit that is characteristic of the Hungarian dances. The opening instrumental number, 'Poet and Peasant Overture' by Suppe, was artistically rendered. Never before have we heard the famous overture played so perfectly except by a symphony orchestra. Mr. Browne's impersonations were wonderful, and it was in this kind of work that he showed his artistry.— High School News, Greeneville, Tenn.
|Title||Van O. Browne: novelty trio|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Browne, Van O.
Adams, Alfred T.
|Corporate Name Subject||Van O. Browne Novelty Trio|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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