Music: In Chicago

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A naked girl with sleek black hair against a bright halo, riding one of three large white camels beneath a great swirl of checkered cloth and amid a riotous procession of companions, awaits the inspection, through lorgnette and opera glass, of the first families of Chicago.

The girl and her companions, painted on the steel curtain of the Chicago Civic Opera's new $20,000,000 opera house, compose an exciting pattern of "figures from familiar operas." Familiar though the operas may be, the figures are unfamiliar. They toss fruit, banners, lanterns, cymbals. Among...

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