George Gershwin

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Researcher Finds Sheet Music for Gershwin's First Musical

For nearly a century, the full 'La, La, Lucille' had been missing

(Newser) - Its resurrection may or may not get modern audiences humming "Tee-Oodle-Um-Bum-Bo," but the sheet music for George Gershwin's first full-length musical—missing for nearly a century—has been found. A University of Michigan researcher and musician came across the full orchestral score of La, La, Lucille while...

Obama Named in Hubbub Over Hungary's Super-White Opera

Director defends move to ask actors to identify as African American

(Newser) - When the Hungarian State Opera took heat last year for casting only white performers in a production originally about racism and violence in an African American community, the general director, Szilveszter Okovacs, appeared to brush off the wishes of Porgy and Bess creator George Gershwin, whose will demands the show...

Beach Boy Wilson to Complete Gershwin Songs

Project a 'weird dream come true' for fans of 2 seminal American composers

(Newser) - Beach Boys songster Brian Wilson will put a gloss on unfinished tunes by revered Jazz Age composer George Gershwin. Gershwin’s estate tells the Los Angeles Times that dozens of fragments, from “a few bars to some almost finished songs and everything in between,” have been in limbo...

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