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This image focuses on two advertisements for music events at the Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured are Duke Ellington and Anna Mae Winburn and her International Sweethearts of Rhythm. It was not uncommon for the…

This collage features several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Duke Ellington, Anna Mae Winburn and her International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Preston Love, and Count Basie. The events took place…

This collage is composed of several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Louis Armstrong, T-Bone Walker, and Bullmoose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats. These events took place at the Dreamland…

This is a photograph of native Omahan Preston Love, Sr. and his Orchestra in 1954. In 1954 they played backup for the popular jazz band, The Clovers, at The Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha.

Ruth Brown, a popular jazz , pop and R&B musician, shown here performing at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1949. Ruth Brown was one of many popular musicians to play at the Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and 1950s.

This is a publicity shot for The Clovers, a popular jazz band who played the Dreamland Ballroom in 1954. Native Omahan, Preston Love, Sr.'s band played backup for The Clovers at the dance that night. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

This photograph shows The Lucky Millinder Orchestra performing popular Big Band and jazz music at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1948. Performances such as The Lucky Millinder Orchestra drew large crowds at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and…

North Omaha’s Dreamland Ballroom, located on 24th Street near Lake Street, was a prominent stop on the national and regional jazz and r&b circuit from the 1930s through the 1960s. Most of the leading acts played the Dreamland during these years. …

This photograph of Walter Barnes shown with a clarinet, was known as "Chicago's King of Dance Rhythm." He performed at venues like The Dreamland Ballroom with his "nationally famous" Royal Creolians.

An unidentified woman standing outside of The Dreamland Ballroom located at 2221 North 24th Street in Omaha, Nebraska. The Dreamland Ballroom was located on the second floor of the Jewel Building and was a popular music venue during the 1940s and…
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