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The Liberty University Academy of Music : a history

The Liberty University Academy of Music : a history, 1988
The Liberty University Academy of Music
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a history
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THE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF MUSIC, LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA: A HISTORY, 1988, by James M. Elson of Lynchburg, Virginia, is a history of the Academy of Music founded in Lynchburg in 1905. Part one covers the academy from its founding in 1905 to the end of live entertainment in 1928, including the recounting of the fire which gutted it in 1911 and its reconstruction in 1912. Contains a season-by-season description of plays and musical entertainments which appeared and includes photographs of many of the stars who performed in Lynchburg. Also contains a bibliography and a list of shows and the casts of plays. Part two covers its days as a movie theater from 1928 to its closing in 1958 and lists a year-by-year discussion of the movies which played there, including photographs from many of the movies. Part two ends detailing efforts to save and restore the theater up to 1988, including its purchase by Liberty University. Contains a discussion of restoration work done on the theater in the 1970s and 1980s. This work is a photocopy of the author's second draft typescript
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James M. Elson served as the Director of the Academy of Music, Inc., from 1984 to 1988.
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Commonwealth Architects (Richmond, Va.) Various Projects in Richmond, Lynchburg, and Page County, Virginia (LVA accessions 39207, 37453-37459).
The Liberty University Academy of Music : a history
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Elson, James M.
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