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This Day in the Arts: March 5

1750:

Richard III becomes the first Shakespeare play to be performed in New York City.

1963:

On March 5, 1963, country singer Patsy Cline was tragically killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tenn. The first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Cline is well known for songs such as “Crazy,” "She's Got You," and “I Fall to Pieces.”

Cline was born in 1932 in Winchester, Va. She led a difficult life, including abuse at the hands of her father, two rocky marriages, a near-fatal car accident, and several low points in her musical career.

However, Cline also enjoyed some great successes, including several top ten hits, television appearances, and live performances at Carnegie Hall and with The Johnny Cash Show.

More information about Patsy Cline is available at the Country Music Hall of Fame website.


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