September 2, 2008 |
Stevie Wonder has been chosen to receive the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, created to recognize a musician whose lifetime work "exemplifies the standard of excellence" associated with legendary songwriters George and Ira Gershwin. "The Gershwin Prize was created to honor an artist whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation. Stevie Wonder's music epitomizes this ideal," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
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August 12, 2005 |
Property rights have once again prevailed in Beverly Hills -- a city that has thrived on its role as a cradle for popular culture but has tended to accommodate wealthy homeowners who would rather tear down than restore dwellings where the entertainment elite once lived. The latest structure to be reduced to rubble is 1019 N. Roxbury Drive, the house where George and Ira Gershwin wrote "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Shall We Dance" and "Our Love Is Here to Stay."
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June 4, 2005 |
Mark Trent Goldberg, who managed the archive of Broadway composers George and Ira Gershwin and was executive director of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, a major supporter of the music division of the Library of Congress, has died. He was 49. Goldberg died May 18 in his office in San Francisco after suffering a heart attack, said Michael Strunsky, trustee of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts.
May 4, 2003
Regarding "Singer Clooney's Home Is Sold" (Hot Property, April 27): I can understand that a recently deceased well-known entertainer's home in Beverly Hills has been sold; life goes on. But it's tragic that "the buyer, a businessman who owns several large retail and wholesale properties in the downtown L.A. fashion district, plans to raze the house." This undoubtedly classic and beautiful home was owned by Rosemary Clooney for 50 years and before that by an American icon, George Gershwin.
February 23, 2001 |
Satire is what closes on Saturday night, according to the George S. Kaufman wisecrack, made within a reporter's earshot in 1930. Who knows when he first said it, though? Surely the thought crossed his mind in 1927, the year a musical by Kaufman and George and Ira Gershwin--"Strike Up the Band," now in a newly struck concert revival as part of the Reprise! series--tanked two weeks into its Philadelphia tryout.
October 24, 1999
Daryl H. Miller would have us believe that Moss Hart collaborated with George Gershwin and Kurt Weill on "Lady in the Dark" ("Like Father, Like Son? Sort Of," Oct. 17). That would have been an amazing collaboration since George was dead at the time. Please, Mr. Miller, Ira Gershwin. And Jan Breslauer, discussing "Crimes of the Heart" ("Following His Heart," Oct. 17), tells us that the three sisters were awaiting news about their dying father. It was their grandfather who was dying.