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Pete Macias and the Heigh-Ho Club

Joseph Shirley “Pete” Macias (1898-1947) was a native Washingtonian who served in the Naval Reserve in World War I and became a popular local nightclub entertainer in the 1920s, both as a bandleader and a pianist.  Pete Macias and one of his bands poses in the 1920s on Pennsylvania Avenue just east of 14th Street. Pete is the one with the baton on the far right. (Source: Library of Congress ). 

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