Billy Joel Honored With George Gershwin Prize
Though today’s music industry hardly resembles the Tin Pan Alley era
· November 18, 2014
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.
· June 13, 2011
Queen of Pop
As the curtain rises on the musical
Baby It’s You!
, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick
· April 29, 2011
Theater & Dance
Rags and Riches
What the new
Tin Pan Alley Rag
teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
· July 15, 2009
Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.
· November 13, 2006