Without the support of one Jewish sixth-grade teacher in Brooklyn, Shawn Carter might never have become Jay-Z.
This is not to say that “Bookends” is literally “Sgt. Kishke’s Lower East Side Schlub Band.”
When a climate apocalypse one day destroys human civilization, at least alien archaeologists will be able to become acquainted with Groucho Marx.
Alan Gershwin, born Albert Schneider, bore an astonishing resemblance to George Gershwin.
The included works are among thousands found, over the past three decades, by the Italian pianist Francesco Lotoro.
It’s the strange twists of fate, and the topsy-turvy themes behind the jingle that most strongly evokes the Purim story.
Michael Landers, a former national table tennis champion is set to appear in his New York Philharmonic debut on February 20.
“My first memories were going to the ‘Young People’s Concerts,’ just being around the musicians as they staggered in early in the morning.”
There’s knowing all the lyrics to “Somewhere”; then there’s throwing a two-year global festival honoring the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.
Vysotsky’s lyrics speak with the voices of outlaws and thieves, of soldiers like his father and of the working people of Moscow.
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