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July 22, 2006

 

Porgy & Bess: the 1950s Jazz Revival

Porgy and Bess LPGeorge Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess met with only middling success when it debuted in 1935, but stagings in the 1940s and 1950s ensured its place in musical history. With Hollywood poised to make…

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The Oscar Hammerstein Songbook

Hammerstein and Berlin

On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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