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Music: Setting the Standards

Fashions come and go in pop and classical music alike, but never has the same idea hit both ends of the street at the same time the way jazz did in the first...

MUSIC: SHADES OF BLUE

The J Master renewed my faith in jazz music," trumpeter Wynton Marsalis writes in his backstage-with-the-band chronicle, Sweet Swing Blues on the Road. "In 1984...

Books: Up Tunes GERSHWIN

What if George Gershwin had lived longer? He saw his first hit song, Swanee, sell more than a million copies, wrote for Broadway and symphony orchestras and...

Music: George Gershwin Gets His Due

George Gershwin maintained that Porgy and Bess was a real opera, not a glorified Broadway musical, but until recently, few believed him. Early productions...

Dance: Jazzing It Up at the Ballet

Robbins meets Gershwin, and both come out winners George Gershwin was the archetypal American composer: a Tin Pan Alley tunesmith with high artistic aspirations...

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