2019 A Musical Showcase

Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:00 pm

Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts

A PILLAR IN OUR COMMUNITY’S

EDUCATION OF THE ARTS

 

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The greatest songwriters of the 20th century?

BY LAWRENCE TOPPMAN   The greatest songwriters of the 20th century?   Like discussions about boxing champs or baseball all-stars, this category starts endless arguments. Witty Cole Porter has fervent fans. Jerome Kern, no slouch himself, said Irving Berlin “has no...

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George Gershwin: Half a Genius

BY LAWRENCE TOPPMAN   George Gershwin: Half a Genius   The title “An American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” is missing a letter. It should actually be “Gershwins.” Without brother Ira, George would be remembered as…what? Perhaps a composer of a few significant...

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