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Dwight’s Journal of Music: Links, Overview, and Commentary

We promised some links to Dwight’s Journal of Music, so here you go:  Read Dwight’s Journal of Music via Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/dwightsjournalm20dwiggoog  You can now indulge in all 41 volumes of the first notable music journal in the United States.  Dwight’s Journal of music started off in Boston during April of 1852 as a weekly periodical, …

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History of the Claque (Pt. 1): A Look Into Entertainment’s Original Laugh Track

Concert-goers haven’t always erupted in immediate applause at the end of a show. You might be surprised to learn that clapping as we know it — immediate, mandatory applause after a performance — couldn’t be taken for granted prior to the 20th century. That was due in part to the “claque.” Keep reading to learn …

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