By Victor Bondi

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Following nearly a year's imprisonment on a narcotics charge, blues singer Billie Holiday performs at New York's Carnegie Hall. 28 Apr. Igor Stravinsky conducts the first performance of his ballet Orpheus in New York. 29 May 4 Aug. Oklahoma! closes on Broadway after a record 2,246 performances and a $7-million gross. New York's Metropolitan Opera cancels the 1948-1949 season after three of twelve unions representing the employees refuse to accept contracts renewing the previous year's terms. 7 Aug.

M. ; Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight; Robert Nathan, They Went Together; William Saroyan, Fables; Upton Sinclair, Between Two Worlds; Marguerite Steen, The Sun Is My Undoing. Popular Songs 4 Jan. '' Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly, "Aurora," The Andrews Sisters; "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," The Andrews Sisters; "By-U, ByO," Woody Herman and his Orchestra with Muriel Lane; "Confessin' the Blues," Jay McShann and his Orchestra; "Everything Happens to Me," Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra; "Frenesí," Artie Shaw and his Orchestra; "Hawaiian Sunset," Sammy Kaye with Marty McKenna; "The Hut-Sut Song," Freddie Martin and his Orchestra; "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire," The Mills Brothers; "I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye," Ernest Tubb; "Jump For Joy," Duke Ellington with Herb Jeffries; "Maria Elena," Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly, "This Love of Mine," Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra; "Til Reveille," Bing Crosby; "When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again," Gene Autry.

1946 Movies Anna and the King of Siam, starring Irene Dunn and Rex Harrison; The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler; The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacali; The Blue Dahlia, starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake; Brief Encounter, directed by David Lean; Henry V, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier; It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart; Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock; The Postman Always Rings Twice, starring John Garfield and Lana Turner; The Razor s Edge, starring Tyrone Power; The Stranger, directed by Orson Welles; To Each His Own, starring Olivia de Havilland; The Yearling, starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman.

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