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(pôr`gē), common name for members of the Sparidae, a family of small-mouthed fishes with strong teeth adapted for crushing their food of shellfish and crustaceans. Porgies are found in warm and tropical coastal areas and are especially abundant in the Mediterranean and Red seas and in the West Indies. Best known of the North American species is the migratory porgy Stenotomus chrysops, found from the Carolinas to Cape Cod and called scup in New England, porgy in New York, and fair maid in the South. It is an excellent food fish. Common S of Chesapeake Bay is the sheepshead. The jolthead porgy, named for its habit of butting shellfish loose from rocks and pilings, is the largest (up to 10 lb/4.5 kg) of the family. In Europe the name porgy generally refers to the red porgy or seabream, Pagrus pagrus, a red fish with blue spots common in Mediterranean and Atlantic waters. Porgies are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Sparidae.

Porgy

of Bess’s promiscuity with Crown. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 555]

Porgy

crippled Negro beggar of Catfish Row. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]

Porgy

murders Crown, who tried to take Bess. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 556]
See: Murder
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For rarer species such as littlehead porgy, Calamus proridens; and ocean triggerfish, Canthidermis sufflamen, the proportion of missed fish in the Carolinas and Georgia-northeast Florida was relatively low and similar to that for well-sampled species in those areas (Fig.
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In fact, Mamoulian, whose work on Broadway included directing the premiere productions of both South Pacific and Carousel in addition to that of Porgy and Bess, is well known to film historians, with several books on his time in Hollywood already in print.
Now in its 15th year, the 60-strong company, which employs freelance singers for certain productions, is going from strength to strength and on July 11 this year it was staging performances in four different European towns and cities - the chorus was at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, African Angels was in Cologne, Porgy And Bess was in Barcelona and Show Boat was in Manchester.
Porgy can now sing "I Got Plenty of Nothing" and he's not singing about being a po' black man.
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This year's theme will be "Love and Fate." It would link a regular season concert in November - featuring works by Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Sa'ns, Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss - with a special performance later that month of music from "Porgy and Bess" and from "Romeo and Juliet" featuring scenes created by actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
A talented team of writers, Du Bose Heyward and his wife who lived in Charleston, S.C., had written a best-selling novel entitled "Porgy" about a paraplegic named Samuel Smalls, a real person, who transported himself in a converted soap box pulled by a goat and who went by the nickname of "Goat Sammy." He lived in the Charleston district named Catfish Row and was involved with a woman named Bess.
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, arranged for horn quartet by Walter Perkins.