Maude Maggart performs her own selection of Berlin gems, taken from her recently-released CD, "Maude Maggart Sings Irving Berlin
Then the stock-market crash hit, and like many Americans on that Black Friday in 1929, Irving Berlin
lost his entire life savings.
Performed by a cast of 31 and accompanied by a live band of 15, this new musical comedy will include Irving Berlin
classics from the movie Cheek to Cheek, Isn't It a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain and Top Hat White Tie and Tails.
There is no way to overstate the impact of Irving Berlin
on American popular music.
began the hard way, touting his tunes around Tin Pan Alley, where a song could easily crumble into nothingness when played on an indifferent agent's tuneless piano.
s (GSUSA) headquarters at 830 Third Avenue and arranged the sale of the former Irving Berlin
House on Beekman Place to the Government of Luxembourg; poetically, the house was where Berlin wrote "Call Me Madam," his musical about Pearl Mesta, who was the nation's first female Ambassador and served in Luxembourg.
Also being offered for the first time is the "Astaire and Rogers Ultimate Collector's Edition" featuring all 10 of the dance duo's films along with the documentary "Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm," a glorious salute that includes candid photos, behind-the-scene tidbits and sidelights about famed collaborators Irving Berlin
, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, among others.
And on June 16, he Grey College choir will perform Say it with Music: The Life and Songs of Irving Berlin
, arranged by Iain Kerr, and presented by Ann Rachlin.
Brimming with classic Irving Berlin
hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas, it tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the process.
1888: Songwriter Irving Berlin
born as Israel Baline in Siberia.
This is her eighth album and also her best, due mainly to a clever selection of songs by such luminaries as Irving Berlin
, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn and Jerome Kern.
Opening concert - Dick Hyman surveys the whole festival, leading his big band, chorus and guests - Maria Jette, Bill Hulings, Shirley Andress, Ian Whitcomb, Julie Alsin and Vicki Brabham - through such Irving Berlin
tunes as ``I'd Rather Lead a Band,' ``Cheek to Cheek,' ``Easter Parade,' ``Blue Skies,' ``I Love a Piano,' ``God Bless America,' ``A Couple of Swells,' ``Top Hat, White Tie and Tails,' ``Always' and more.