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Lectures-In-Song with
FredMiller
Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song programs focus on a great
personality or significant aspect of American Popular
Song’s Golden Age. Seated at the piano, Fred not only
performs the songs, but also provides biographical and
historical insight into the life and times of
these musical titans.
Ethel Merman
On Broadway, there was one performer
who was truly inimitable. From that historic
moment in 1930 when she delivered the
Gershwins’ “I Got Rhythm” to a stunned
audience, Ethel Merman was and remained Broadway’s
greatest star, the ultimate voice of the Great White
Way, and the classic belter. Merman’s mystique lay in
the extraordinary power of a voice delivered by a sassy,
humorous, no-nonsense dame. She could be touching
and feminine, or she could be a steamroller. Whatever
it was, it was invincibly Merman, and what you saw was
what you got. For more than a half-century, this earthy
stenographer from Queens was what Broadway wanted
more than any other performer: an American classic
and an irreplaceable star from a golden age now sorely
missed.
Location:
North Dining Room
Date:
April 5 (Friday); 6:30
PM
Cost:
$37 per person; includes a multicourse dinner
and presentation; limited seating, reservations
required.
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