Blue Skies: Irving Berlin and the American Dream
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The Musical Theatre Project and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra collaborate for the sixth time to present a concert about this treasured artist.
Although the story is a rags-to-riches tale, it is so much more. At the age of five, this son of a cantor saw his house burned to the ground in Czarist Russia. But over the next 96 years the immigrant became, in his daughter’s words, the “quintessential American.” In fact, Irving Berlin celebrated two of our country’s major holidays with “White Christmas” and “Easter Parade,” and the nation itself with “God Bless America.” His songs keep rolling on: “Cheek to Cheek,”View more
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