Canton Entertainment

By Kimberly A. Kenney


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Everyone loves to have fun! Over the years, Cantonians have enjoyed a wide variety of amusements, from traveling theatrical shows to community-wide celebrations. Louis Schaefer opened the town’s first opera house in 1868, attracting some of the 19th century’s biggest stars to Canton. The tradition of first-rate entertainment continued in the 20th century, with stars like Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Guy Lombardo gracing the stage of the Moonlight Ballroom. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Canton enjoyed a cultural renaissance with the development of many arts organizations still cherished today.

About the Author

Kim Kenney earned her Master of Arts degree in history museum studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York. She became Curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in October 2001 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2019. She has authored eight books, and her work has appeared in the Public Historian, White House History, The Repository, the Boston Globe, Aviation History and Mused. Her ninth book, Exploring the American Presidency through 50 Historic Treasures, is forthcoming in 2022.

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Product Description

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing (November 18, 2013)
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN : 978-1467110846
Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.31 x 9.25 inches

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 6.5 × .31 × 9.25 in