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"Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC

Carrie: The Musical is a musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel Carrie, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive, religious fanatic mother.

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad

Symphony No. 1 in F minor by Dmitri Shostakovich was written and first performed in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic under Nikolai Malko. Shostakovich wrote the work as his graduation piece at the Petrograd Conservatory, completing it at the age of 19.

Beverly Hills Hotel opens its doors

The Beverly Hills Hotel was established before the city's existence. The original owners were Margaret J. Anderson, a wealthy widow, and her son, Stanley S. Anderson, who had been managing the Hollywood Hotel. The original hotel was designed by Pasadena architect Elmer Grey, in the Mediterranean Revival style.

Composer Bedřich Smetana dies

Bedřich Smetana was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. Though a prolific composer, by the end of his life he began to show signs of mental deterioration. His behavior became so eradic, he was place in an asylum and died soon after. The hospital registered the cause of death as senile dementia. However, Smetana's family believed that his physical and mental decline was due to syphilis.

Gaetano Donizetti's opera "The Elixir of Love" premieres in Milan

L'elisir d'amore is a comic opera in two acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto, after Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's Le philtre. The opera premiere in May, 1832, at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.

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