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Lafayette Theatre Orchestra Harlem NYC

Lafayette Theatre Orchestra Harlem NYC by Otis Butler. 132nd Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem, New York; first New York theater to desegregate; almost exclusively African-American audiences both in plays from white theater repertory and in the classics. The theater seated 2,000 “The House Beautiful”

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