Al Hirschfeld, George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

The perfect combination comes together

Sundown: Hagel Passes Senate Committee Vote

Plus Obama’s Israel itinerary and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

The Gershwin Wars

With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet

Block Party

Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.

Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

Turning Point

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway’s Golden Age

A Fine Concert

Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book

Nextbook Author Talks Gershwin, Dylan

Lehman traces Jewish influence in American music

A Fine Romance

Jewish Songwriters, American Songs

Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

Good Vibrations in Blue

Brian Wilson to put his singular spin on George Gershwin

A Fine Romance

An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook

Preservation Squall

The Milken Archive is trying to capture American Jewish music, but the first CDs raise doubts as to whether it can properly be called archival

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