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  • ‘Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ bringing plenty of updates to L.A.

    14 hours ago

    Springtime, and the music is changing at the Ahmanson. This month will see the departure of Barry Manilow’s lushly scored and heavily Jewish “Harmony” from the Center Theatre Group’s biggest venue, and the arrival of a decidedly more classic production, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and...

  • Sportin’ Life was right, but what about that Torah tune?

    By Roger Price

    June 13, 2013 | 6:50 pm

       Sportin’ Life, the dope peddling conman who lived on Catfish Row in 1930s Charleston, South Carolina -- at least in the musings of George and Ira Gershwin and writers DuBose and Dorothy Heyward -- never did delve deeply into higher Biblical criticism.  He probably never even...

  • Multimedia show explores Gershwin’s genius

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Rather than compose “Porgy and Bess,” what if George Gershwin had instead scored the opera “Dybbuk and Leah”?

    Though the latter title is imaginary, Gershwin did start in on a Dybbuk-themed work, only to learn that the opera rights to the Yiddish play by S. Ansky had been...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 30th

    Funny Jewess Rita Rudner takes a break from her regular Vegas shtick to entertain us Angelenos this evening. Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre hosts the comedian before she returns to the City o' Sin for a new contract with Harrah's on Oct. 2.

    8 p.m. $65. 24255...
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  • Musical and Comic Legends

    By William Yelles

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Rhapsody in Blue: The George Gershwin Story," withRobert Alda as Gershwin and Joan Leslie as a fictional loveinterest.

    If all you knew about composer George Gershwin washis body of work -- "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue,""Porgy and Bess," plus countless enduring melodies...

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