Music: Healthy Signs

Before she left for Europe this winter, Soprano Mary Garden behaved in a fashion unusual for a concert artist. She volunteered to cut her $3,000 concert fee. "Butter & eggs are cheaper," she said brusquely to her new managers, "why not concert artists?" No foolish virgin, Mary Garden was doing of her own accord what many another artist is being forced to do. Last week with the booking season at its height it was evident that artists' fees are well on the road to deflation. A dozen music salesmen were on the road...

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