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Bringing Culture and Justice to Panama

From a 1950 promotional flyer, Dorothy Maynor appears in Panama
From another Westerman Concerts flyer, the contralto Carol Brice.
The great Paul Robeson as Emperor Jones.

While hits like Teresa Brewer’s “Music, Music, Music,” Fats Dominoe’s “Fat Man,” and Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ Stone” were topping the popular music charts in the United States, Panama had become a new venue for classical concerts and other quality cultural events during the postwar years and into the early 1950’s. Continue reading