(Charles Taylor/Stars and Stripes)

South Korea, May 1955: Rifle-carrying infantrymen of the 34th Infantry Regiment listen to an open air concert by the 24th Infantry Division Band. The music-hungry infantrymen filled the 3rd Battalion’s open-air theater to hear selections ranging from light opera to jazz selections.

June is African American Music Appreciation month and Stars and Stripes has covered stars touring Europe and the Pacific on the regular since the late 1940s. Check out Stars and Stripes’ historic newspaper archive to find interviews, concert reviews, and more. We have digitized our 1948-1999 European and Pacific editions, as well as several of our WWII editions and made them available online through

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