entertainment and culture

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Predictive Words

WORK SCHOOL PAPER BOOK HALL LADIES NIGHT YOUNG INSTITUTE CLASS BENEFIT GRAND CHARACTER PRESENT LARGE BOOKS MUSIC THEATRE STYLE BEAUTIFUL PUBLIC GREAT PUBLISHED ART

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

article
90%
1
Wednesday, November 07, 1860

Ethiopian Minstrelsy.

—The Harmonious present an attractive programme for to-night's entertainment. Metropolitan Hall is the headquarters of mirth.

article
88%
2
Monday, November 12, 1860

Miss Caroline Richings

appears again tonight as the Enchantress. This lady must be a thorough artist, for she sings well, plays well, and draws better than anybody that we know of.

article
86%
3
Monday, January 21, 1861
article
84%
4
Monday, November 11, 1861

METROPOLITAN HALL

GRAND DRAMATIC

AND ETHIOPIAN

ENTERTAINMENT

WELLS & CO

TALENTED PARTINGTON SISTERS EVERY NIGHT

THE HARMONEONS

EVERY NIGHT.

ETHIOPIAN

BURLESQUES,

FARCES,

SOLOS,

CHORUS

SINGING AND DANCING

Tickets 25 cents, Reserved

Doors open at 7 o'clock; commence

no 11—6*

article
82%
5
Monday, November 18, 1861

The Harmoneans continue their exhibitions at Metropolitan Hall, giving all the attractions of Ethiopian minstrelsy, burlesque, and farce. The Misses Partington appear every night in songs and dances, and the merry humor of Wells and company loses none of its freshness. Go and see them.

article
80%
6
Wednesday, November 16, 1864
article
80%
7
Friday, February 22, 1861

Fun.

—Remember, that Dupree & Green's New Orleans and Metropolitan Burlesque Opera Troupe give another of their mirth provoking performances at Metropolitan Hall to-night.

article
79%
8
Friday, November 23, 1860

For Superior Miniatures and life-size Photographs and Ambrotypes, go to Rees' celebrated Gallery, 145 Main st, over West & Johnston's Bookstore.

no 23—3t

article
78%
9
Thursday, November 29, 1860

Christy's Minstrels

give another of their musical and mirthful entertainments at Mechanics' Institute to-night. They have been doing a fine business thus far.

article
76%
10
Monday, December 12, 1864

COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT,
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
MADAM RUHL.
TO TAKE PLACE ON
TUESDAY NEXT, December 13, 1864,
AT
METROPOLITAN HALL.

This Concert will embrace the entire musical talent of this city.

de 9—3t*

In this column are pieces from the Daily Dispatch that best exemplified this topic; i.e. they had the highest topic proportions in this category. The pie chart to the right of each piece identifies the specific topic proportion for "entertainment and culture in the piece." You can view the complete topic proportion breakdown for an individual piece by clicking on the title. The handle slider handle on the bottom left of the chart can be adjusted to view articles and advertisements best exemplifying this topic for particular months.