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  • Die Fackel -- April 06, 1884
    (No headline)

    The popular singing society "Fidelia" will give a concert tonight in the North Side Turnhalle which, no doubt will prove the most interesting of any heard this winter. The famous Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra has been won for this occasion.

    The following program will give the reader a view of the enjoyment to be expected:

    "Rakoczy March" Czinka
    "Husar Ciny" (The Jolly Hussar) Vidi Karoly

    Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra

    "In the Forest," Men's Choir and Tenor Solo F. Mobring
    "Csak Egyszepleany van a Vilagon" (The Most Beautiful Girl in the World) Kokas Janos

    Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra

    "The Own Heart," Solo and Quartet J. Schafer, Messrs. I. Klaussen, Chr. Carr, T. Carr, L. Nettelhorst
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    Violin Solo, Hungarian Selections Franz Garay
    "Heaven in the Valley," Song for Tenor Marschner

    Mr. Alexander Bischoff

    "Wine Drinking," A Jolly Duet for Baritone L'arrange Messrs. T. Carr and L. Nettelhorst
    "Csip Meg Mogyar," (Prick Him, Fly) Samu

    Two Popular Songs:

    a) Everything Is Beautiful
    b) I Have to Leave Tomorrow

    Fidelia

    Cymbal Solo
    "Czardas Hungarian" Vidi Karoly

    Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra

    We hope that the Board of Directors will be rewarded for its efforts to offer such a program by a large participation by the public.

    The popular singing society "Fidelia" will give a concert tonight in the North Side Turnhalle which, no doubt will prove the most interesting of any heard this winter. The famous ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- April 28, 1917
    Hungarian Prima Donna in Chicago

    The Hungarian American theatrical association is going to make an appearance in Chicago on May 6, 1917, at the Strand Theatre, located at 700 S.Wabash Ave.

    The operetta "Divorced Lady" will be presented, featuring Anna Gyenge prima donna from Budapest who was the featured attraction at the "Kings Theatre in that city. Another feature singer will be Louis Hegedus a tenor of high reputation and well-known among the Hungarians in America.

    The Hungarian American theatrical association is going to make an appearance in Chicago on May 6, 1917, at the Strand Theatre, located at 700 S.Wabash Ave. The operetta "Divorced Lady" ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- October 11, 1918
    Hungarian Musical Comedy.

    Attention Hungarians! The Chicago Hungarian Independent Literary Society has gained the membership of two prominent theatrical artists. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kenessey formerly members of the New York Hungarian Theatrical Association have moved to Chicago and have joined the most prominent Hungarian Literary Society in the City of Chicago. These two artists have already put their shoulders to the wheel and are working on a musical comedy under the direction of Mr. Paul Bevak well-known Chicago Hungarian.

    This musical comedy, the name of which is "Trial Marriage", is in three acts, is filled with mirth, music and dancing. This musical comedy will be presented on November the third.

    This play will be a hundred per cent better than any play that has been 2presented by this organization thus far.

    It is the sincere hope of this organization that all Chicago, Hungarians will be present to enjoy the comical antics of the players.

    Tickets to this play may be bought from any Hungarian business man.

    Attention Hungarians! The Chicago Hungarian Independent Literary Society has gained the membership of two prominent theatrical artists. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kenessey formerly members of the New York Hungarian Theatrical ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- January 12, 1919
    Prince Bob to Be Played in Chicago

    The editors of this newspaper have been informed that the Chicago Hungarian Independent Song Society will present the famous Hungarian Operetta, Prince Bob at the North Side Turner Hall on March 7, 1919, under the direction of the well-known Chicago Hungarian, Mr. Paul Berak.

    We have also found out that the principal parts in this operetta will be taken by such well-known Hungarian actors and actresses as, Mr. Michael Redey, Mrs. Petrovics, and Irma Almassy. We think that the fact that these people are in the cast of players is enough to guarantee that the performance will be of the very best grade. We believe that the Chicago Hungarians are going to witness a production of which they will be proud, and they should be especially thankful to Mr. Paul Berak for his tireless effort in producing this play.

    The editors of this newspaper have been informed that the Chicago Hungarian Independent Song Society will present the famous Hungarian Operetta, Prince Bob at the North Side Turner Hall on ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- March 21, 1919
    "Prince Bob"

    On March 8, the Chicago-Hungarians were given a second chance to enjoy the grand operetta, "Prince Bob." The performance was given for the benefit of that grand Hungarian-American, Paul Borak, who, for the past fifteen years, has worked hard for the preservation of one of the most cultural societies in Chicago, the Chicago Independent Song Society.

    Of this performance, we are glad to state that it was performed better this time than it was before by this group of players. The outstanding actors who took part in this operetta were as follows: Michael Redey, a former member of the Budapest opera company, and Miss Irma Petrovics, former Hungarian actress. The performance of Mr. Redey was superb. But we think it necessary to say that his performance put real life into the performance of this operetta. He acted so well that when he appeared on the scene we forgot that it was merely an act, and not a true life happening. This is not taking anything away from the performance 2of the other actors, who all performed in the finest way possible.

    The staging of the operetta was, both financially and culturally speaking, a huge success.

    At this time, the Hungarian University Club presented Paul Berak with a beautiful silver sword, and the Chicago Independent Song Society honored him by presenting him with a beautiful silver wreath for the work he has done for the preservation of this organization.

    On March 8, the Chicago-Hungarians were given a second chance to enjoy the grand operetta, "Prince Bob." The performance was given for the benefit of that grand Hungarian-American, Paul Borak, ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- October 29, 1920
    Hungarian Theatrical Performance

    The Hungarian people should anticipate a pleasant surprise on October 31, when a Hungarian playlet will be presented. Two new Hungarian operettas will be given. The presentation will take place in the Aryon Groth temple, Eighth Street and Wabash Avenue under the management and direction of Emil Erdelyi, while Stephen Kautz will have charge of the music. It goes without saying that whenever these two men are associated together in the production of plays or operettas, success usually crowns their efforts.

    The cast of characters has been carefully selected; each one being well fitted for the role to which they are assigned.

    All persons who enjoy real culture should purchase tickets immediately in order to see the performance, thus avoiding disappointment.

    The Hungarian people should anticipate a pleasant surprise on October 31, when a Hungarian playlet will be presented. Two new Hungarian operettas will be given. The presentation will take place ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- January 07, 1921
    Dutzy Kerekyarto

    The Music lovers of Chicago, had a very pleasant surprise Tuesday Jan. 4. Dutzy Kerekyarto, noted Hungarian violin virtuoso, who was born at Ruttka, Hungary, and acclaimed in New York, presented himself for the first time before a Chicago audience, in Orchestra Hall.

    His program consisted of selected works of the celebrated composers, Corelli, Tartini, Schubert, Sarasate and Pazanim.

    At 8 o'clock the audience had thronged into the hall and occupied their seats. When at 8:15 the hall became dark, all eyes turned to the stage, and with bated breath, those present awaited the appearance of the great artist. In the background of the stage, the door suddenly opened and 2there appeared the portly young Hungarian Artist. The audience burst into a storm of applause, lasting four minutes.

    Kerekyarto, our dear artist, placed the violin to his chin and began playing "La Folia," by Corelli. The instant he began to play, the audience was carried away by the strains of the violin. We saw only one violin, but it seemed a whole orchestra was playing. Kerekyarto is a young man, but as an artist surpasses the popular older violin virtuoso's of the present time.

    While Kerekyarto was playing, the mind of the audience was roaming far away in a fairy land, among vari-colored beautiful flowers, where there is no worry, no misery, and where everybody is happy.

    The proverb says that the "criticism of the people decides." Regarding 3the art of Kerekyarto, the people decided his greatness, because after every number the audience applauded wildly, and the great Hungarian artist was called three or four times to appear before the curtains. Everybody was applauding; everybody was paying homage to the technique of the great artist.

    His talent manifested itself especially in the "Nightingale"; the audience imagined itself in a fairy forest listening to the sweet songs of birds. Only when they glanced at the artist, did they realize they were in a theatre, and that the pleasant tunes were coming from Kerekyarto's violin.

    At the concert, the Magyars were present in imposing numbers. We saw quite a few prominent Magyars who enjoyed the playing of our eminent artist and shared the triumphal success of Hungarian art. We never expected that Hungarian art would be the great success in America 4Kerekyarto made it.

    Toward the end of the program, the Magyars of the audience, as if united by the same thought, all cried at once, "Magyart!" (A Hungarian!"). Kerekyarto, with double ardor and "Magyar heart," played a number by Hubay, which was tremendously applauded, not only by Hungarians, but by the rest of the audience.

    After the concert many of the Magyars congratulated the young artist, who received them with warm friendship.

    The Music lovers of Chicago, had a very pleasant surprise Tuesday Jan. 4. Dutzy Kerekyarto, noted Hungarian violin virtuoso, who was born at Ruttka, Hungary, and acclaimed in New York, ...

    Hungarian
    II A 3 b
  • Magyar Tribune -- January 21, 1921
    Lucie Westen's Premiere

    We are sincerely glad that Franz Lehar's operetta, the "Gypsy Love," which was presented in the Chicago Bush Temple, (German theatre) was a success. The prima donna, Lucie Westen, has selected the same play for her premiere Saturday evening. We hope the house will be filled with Magyars, at the premiere of the talented actress, who has gained fame by participating in the best Hungarian plays.

    The various roles will be distributed as follows: Zorica, Lucie Westen; Joesy, gypsy orchestra leader, Angelo Lipich; Michael, Restaurant keeper, John Joby; Ilona, landlord's young daughter, Anna Berneck; Jonnel, young Rumanian nobleman, Willy Schubert; and Dragotin, Rumanian nobleman, Curt Beniceth.

    The director is John Joby, former member of Opera Company of Budapest, Hungary. His capable direction assures an excellent performance.

    We are sincerely glad that Franz Lehar's operetta, the "Gypsy Love," which was presented in the Chicago Bush Temple, (German theatre) was a success. The prima donna, Lucie Westen, has ...

    Hungarian
    II A 3 b
  • Otthon -- February 10, 1924
    Concert

    p.3....Emil Telmanyi, young Hungarian violinist who has scored success on two continents will give a concert at the Blackstone Theater Sunday February 10, at 3:00 P.M.

    Telmanyi is the pupil of Jeno Hubay. The American press writes that he is an exceptional violinist. The Copenhagen newspaper says, "Telmanyi is the apostle of music, a Raphael in the world of music."

    p.3....Emil Telmanyi, young Hungarian violinist who has scored success on two continents will give a concert at the Blackstone Theater Sunday February 10, at 3:00 P.M. Telmanyi is the pupil ...

    Hungarian
    II A 3 b
  • Otthon -- November 16, 1924
    Olga Forrai Is New Member of Chicago Opera

    p.4.... This is the first time that the Chicago Opera contracted a Hungarian woman singer. She is Olga Forrai, soprano. For years, we've known of William Beck as a male Hungarian member of the Chicago Opera.

    We are very glad that Olga Forrai is here, because we know that with her art she will make us Hungarians proud of her.

    Among the members of the Opera there are many nationalities and every nation is not only proud of members of their own group ,but does everything within their power to help them. Behind every artist there is a colony, who claim the artist as their own. If an Italian, Jewish or French artist is here, the Italian, Jewish or French colony celebrates. We Hungarians can't stay in the background either, 2in this case. We welcome Olga in Chicago and promise to stand by her. All the Hungarians in and around Chicago should hear her.

    p.4.... This is the first time that the Chicago Opera contracted a Hungarian woman singer. She is Olga Forrai, soprano. For years, we've known of William Beck as a male ...

    Hungarian
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