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Rhapsody in Green

George Gershwin -- composer of Rhapsody in Blue, the opera Porgy and Bess, and (with his older brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin) a multitude of classic American popular songs -- died from a misdiagnosed brain tumor on July 11, 1937, at…
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Catfish Row Revival

To George Gershwin's great disappointment, Porgy and Bess was never produced as an opera during his lifetime (he died in 1937). When it finally opened in New York in October 1935, having been in the works for some two…
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