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For Your Consideration: The Voyage of the S.S. American and all that followed

This weekend, I boarded the S.S. American for a 2nd time by attending Wagner College’s production of Anything Goes. Or did I? You see, Cole Porter’s seaworthy tour-de-force is one of those rare shows that has gone through multiple script alterations over the course of its production history. 501 more words

My First Songbook Experiences

People have asked me how I came to be a fan of The Great American Songbook. I didn’t come from a rigorous musical background. And I didn’t display any sort of theatrical talent (although some would say I’m very dramatic-:)). 681 more words

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “What Is This Thing Called Love”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

“What Is This Thing Called Love” is certainly one of Cole Porter’s most inventive songs and, thankfully, it also became popular. 961 more words

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Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Here’s That Rainy Day”

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Here’s That Rainy Day”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

Sometimes great songs are featured in unsuccessful shows. 516 more words

Great American Songbook

Low Key, But Stuff Still Happens

The last few days have been fairly laid back: laundry, strolling around downtown Keene, hanging out at the library to download iPhone iOS10, that sort of thing. 680 more words

Places

Café L'Europe's revered resident pianist to make his grand seasonal return

One of Café L’Europe’s greatest assets is about to make a season return.

You’ll know he’s arrived when the restaurant seems to float on melodic reverie and an apricot standard poodle is in the house. 220 more words

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Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Bye Bye Blackbird”

by Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion

This is the twelfth in a series of articles addressing the beloved standards that comprise the Great American Songbook (GAS). 784 more words

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