Datebook: October 24 - Houdini's Final Performance 86 Years Ago

Oct 24, 2012

Famous escape artist Harry Houdini arrived at the Garrick Theater on this day in 1926 with a fever of 104, and despite being diagnosed with appendicitis, and having been punched in the stomach several times by an over-eager art student, he took to the stage. He died of peritonitis due to a ruptured appendix a week later, on Halloween.

It’s Wednesday, October 24

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra presents its first full concert of the fall semester tomorrow evening at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium.  The program features compositions by Holst, Gordon Jacob, and Tchaikovsky.  For more information, call 809-4288.

Little Shop of Horrors continues this weekend at Murray’s Playhouse in the Park.  A floral shop assistant becomes an overnight sensation with the help of an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivorous plant.  Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7PM and Sunday at 2:30.  Reserve tickets by calling the Playhouse at 759-1752.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive tomorrow afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Murray, located on the corner of 16th and Main.  Hours are 12:30 to 5:30.  Donors must be at least 18 years old, must be in good health, and must weigh at least 110 pounds.  To schedule an appointment,

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