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Historic Black And Tan Nightclub Monumental In Opening Doors For African-American Musicians

Historic Black And Tan Nightclub Monumental In Opening Doors For African-American Musicians

In the early 1900s, Seattle was a major stop for the vaudeville circuit, with the performances held in the city's finest downtown theaters. If you were an African-American during that time, your best chance of seeing one of these shows was from up in the balcony (an area then often referred to as the peanut gallery), if you were allowed to buy a ticket at all. And if you were a black musician who wanted to perform at a club in Seattle, you were entirely out of luck. The local music union at the

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