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October 2016

Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, Santiago 109,
100 University Way
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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SB - Jay Cravath Flute Desert WEB

In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone. Here, a miner off shift at the Bird Cage could enjoy the proceedings while gambling…

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