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Enjoy Date Night with Dinner and the Music of Jerome Kern at GCU

Fred Miller Continues His Friday Night Lectures-In-Song Series

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 13, 2011—Jerome Kern’s incomparable melodic gifts made him a towering figure in an age that also boasted Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Cole Porter. Join Fred Miller as he presents “Jerome Kern” as part of his popular Lectures-In-Song series on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Each of Mr. Miller’s 60- to 75-minute presentations focuses on a great personality or significant aspect of American Popular Song’s Golden Age and is accompanied by a multicourse dinner.

Kern standards include “Look for the Silver Lining, Who?,” “The Night Was Made For Love,” “The Song Is You,” “I’ve Told Every Little Star,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Lovely to Look At,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” “All The Things You Are,” and the remarkable score of Show Boat. Both Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin considered Kern their musical hero and greatest predecessor. Time has proven that Kern was the one great figure who made the golden age of the Broadway musical possible.

Fred Miller will also present “Rodgers and Hart” as part of this ongoing Friday night series on June 17.

All Lectures-In-Song are $37 per person and will take place in the North Dining Room on Georgian Court University’s Lakewood campus at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To reserve your place, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

A native of Albuquerque, Mr. Miller studied piano as a boy with Ralph Berkowitz, former dean of Tanglewood and accompanist for 20 years to the great cellist Piatagorsky. In New York, he studied acting for two years with stage and film legend Geraldine Page and vocal performance with Tony Award-winner Helen Gallagher.

Mr. Miller appeared in commercials, wrote and broadcast his own radio program on WDVR, 89.7-FM, and, for 25 years, has run the Copper Penny Players, a class for singers of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Currently, Mr. Miller, who resides in Sergeantsville, enjoys assembling cabaret programs for singers, and as a performer himself, his sole focus is now his series of nearly 50 Lectures-In-Song. Each of these lectures is a musical and anecdotal profile of a great American songwriter, performer, or some important aspect of classic American song, presented at scores of libraries, retirement villages, arts organizations, and private venues throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For more information, see his Web site at

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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