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American Popular Song Series: Jerome Kern

This Christmas week we rebroadcast our series on American popular song. This one profiles composer Jerome Kern. He wrote the songs All the Things You are, Can't Help Lovin' That Man, I'm Old-Fashioned, Ol' Man River, and The Way You Look Tonight. A number of those songs are from the broadway musical Showboat which he wrote. We'll focus on the music he wrote before then, before 1927. Terry will talk with John McGlinn, an authority on Kern, and we'll hear performances by: Rebecca Luker, who is currently starring in the broadway revival of The Music Man, and who also starred in the revivals of Showboat and the Sound of Music, George Dvorsky who sang leading roles in the New York City Opera's productions of Cinderella and Brigadoon. They'll be accompanied by William Hicks, assistant conductor and assistant chorus master at the Metropolitan Opera.

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