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Allen Hughes

music critic , Chief

Allen Hughes, music critic. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Background

Hughes, Allen was born on December 28, 1921 in Brownsburg, Indiana, United States. Son of Maurice McKinley and Bess (Collyer) Hughes.

Education

Student, George Washington University, 1940-1942;Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1946;Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, 1947;postgraduate, New York University, 1948-1950.

Career

Born in Brownsburg, Indiana, Hughes started his career as a critic in 1950 when he joined the staff of Musical America. In 1955, he became a music critic for The New York Herald Tribune. He left there in 1960 to join the staff of The New York Times where he worked as a music and dance critic until his retirement 26 years later in 1986.

He was notably chief dance critic of the newspaper from 1963-1965 and was chief music editor of the Sunday Arts and Leisure section during the early 1980s. He died in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 87.

Membership

Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Connections

Married Marian Nina Berklich, March 28, 1964.

father:
Maurice McKinley Hughes

mother:
Bess (Collyer) Hughes

spouse:
Marian Nina Berklich