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Cultural series planned with mass appeal in mind

...kicks off Friday at the Etherredge Center with 'Swonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. It's a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, who penned several songs that are so famous, you probably have heard them even if you can't place the title. Some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/2010-10-13/cultural-series-planned-mass-a
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'Porgy and Bess' creator changed musical theater

...of Gershwin musicals, funded by Ira Gershwin's widow, Leonore, and restored...the wit, whimsy and wisdom of Ira Gershwin's lyrics. Standards and Gems...take itself too seriously either. Ira Gershwin's humor saw to that. How many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/25/ent_240049.shtml
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Musical partnership is more than meets the eye ... or ear

...a couple, she also forged a musical partnership that has produced 17 albums. Their repertoire includes George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter and other songwriters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ms. Morris used...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/31/ent_203363.shtml
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Adds 'forgotten era' to music list

...Nat King Cole, Perry Como and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Then there were the great composers: Irving Berlin, Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Georgia's own Johnny Mercer. Certainly 80,000 music educators must be aware of this period...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/05/edi_286200.shtml
Editorials
A look at the 20th Century: 1951

...times the number of the previous year. An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly and featuring music by George and Ira Gershwin, won the Academy Award for best picture along with seven other Oscars. Marlon Brando starred in the screen adaptation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/04/met_264949.shtml
Metro
'Porgy and Bess'

...companies, including Houston Grand Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Opera Ebony, and Frankfurt Opera. "Composers George and Ira Gershwin ordered that the opera be performed by an all Afro-American cast," said Elizabeth Graham, who doubles as tour director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/07/ent_255412.shtml
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Widespread dose of Panic in store for fans in Atlanta

...Brian Wilson's latest solo offering is a very moving and heartfelt collection of tunes from the pens of George and Ira Gershwin. Reimagines Gershwin pays tribute to two of the greatest American composers of all time, all down in the classic Beach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/going-out/music/2010-09-08/widespread-dos
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The Essential Willie Nelson

...for the source material, these renditions of tunes by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin illustrate not only Nelson's natural talent for interpreting other people's songs but also his affection for music...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/entertainment/going-out/music/2010-01-21/essential-
Music
New home-video releases

...and the Navy romp Follow the Fleet, also featuring Berlin songs; 1937's Shall We Dance, with music by George and Ira Gershwin; and 1949's The Barkleys of Broadway, the pair's last film together. DVD extras include background featurettes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/18/mov_446045.shtml
Movies
'Never Gonna Dance' - a love story

...Waltz in Swingtime," "A Fine Romance," "I Won't Dance" and "I'm Old Fashioned" - and include lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields and Johnny Mercer. Lemenager and Racey lead a cast of veterans, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/15/art_391672.shtml
Arts