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Music, Drama, and Dance

At the Library . . .

Singer at library

On Thursday evening, two nights after they arrived in Kotlas, the visiting Americans answered questions from around fifty local residents at the city's central library.  Afterwards, there was entertainment, including a singer (at left), a flutist (not shown) and a members of a local theater troupe presenting a scene from their current play (at right).

Library photos supplied by Mary & Earl Coombs.

Scene from a play

At the Palace of Culture . . .

The girl in the golden tutu

This talented 12-year-old dancer and singer was one of several performers at a Friday evening party arranged by the host families and the Waterville Committee.

Palace of Culture photos supplied by Jack & Pauline Mayhew, except above left, by Mary & Earl Coombs.

Mary & Earl Coombs and friends

Above, Mary Coombs (left), Lyuba Zinovkina, Judy Adair, two Russians, and Earl Coombs sit around a table bearing a sumptuous repast.  Below, one sees former exchange student Natasha Tarasova (left), Paula McAfee, Olga ________, and Barbara Bristow.

Four ladies
A Russian chorus

The Russians in the room joined to sing a few folksongs for their guests.  The Americans reciprocated with "America the Beautiful", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", and "Moscow Nights", singing that last one po-russkiy!  Photo from Jack & Pauline Mayhew.

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