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Michael Feinstein and the Gershwins

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Michael Feinstein gives an account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs and accompanied by an original CD of those songs, performed by Feinstein. The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs shares stories from the music that defined American popular song, along with rare Gershwin memorabilia he’s collected through the years. Michael Feinstein is also performing “A Gershwin Holiday” at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency November 27-December 22.

Guests:

Michael Feinstein

Comments [4]

fuva from harlemworld

Nah, Leonard, the best emcees use inner-rhymes A LOT.

Nov. 27 2012 01:24 PM
Lynne

I have heard that Gershwin adored having Fred Astaire sing his songs because of his excellent diction. Something to the effect that Fred wasn't the best singer but you could always understand all of the lyrics because of his diction and enunciation. Is this true or is it urban legend?

Nov. 27 2012 01:18 PM
Pam from ny

How/why did the Gershwin estate allow the dumbed-down recent Porgy & Bess to show on the stage?

Nov. 27 2012 01:15 PM
bob ullman from water mill n.y.

ira was one of the great lyricists, how lucky you were to know him well at start of your fabulous career. congratulations.

Nov. 27 2012 10:39 AM

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