Honolulu Conservatory of Music

-- by Kim Davenport Beginning in the 1930s with Hollywood films like Waikiki Wedding and Her Jungle Love, and only growing with the success of South Pacific and the return of soldiers from World War II, a fascination with all things Hawaiian was in full swing throughout the United States by the late 1940s. The... Continue Reading →

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Cushman School Band

-- by Kim Davenport At first glance, the photograph above looks like many others of its era. A group of about twenty young men and boys pose in uniform with their band instruments, primarily brass and drums, the largest of which is positioned front and center and features the name of the group. In the... Continue Reading →

A Legacy in Artifacts

-┬áby Kim Davenport - Julius Adler is a name I've come across many times in connection to musical stories from Tacoma around the turn of the 20th century. His time here was short - 1899-1902 - but he left behind a range of artifacts which document his career as a musician. Amidst the photographs and... Continue Reading →

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