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This Day in the Arts: May 5


The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky appearing as guest conductor.


Blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Blind Willie McTell is born in Thomson, Georgia; one of his most famous songs, “Statesboro Blues,” has been recorded by artists such as Taj Mahal and The Allman Brothers Band.

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