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By Corrie Glanville FILMS Manhattan (1979) No matter how many times I have seen Woody Allen’s Manhattan, I never tire of its shimmering black and white cinematography, its equally sparkling wit and its timeless Gershwin score and possibly the best use of “Rhapsody in Blue” in a film, ever. While this comic masterpiece follows the fate of two couples as they fall in and out of love, Allen’s real love affair is with the city…

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By Corrie Glanville Few contemporary theatre artists have the versatility of Hershey Felder, the Canadian-born pianist/singer/actor/conductor whose specialty is bringing seminal composers to life on stage, including Gershwin, Beethoven, Chopin, and most recently, Leonard Bernstein. Felder, who began studying music and acting at the age of five in Montreal, had grown up listening to Bernstein and even met the composer before his death in 1990. But he actually knew little of George Gershwin (the subject…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS Leonard Bernstein: Omnibus – The Historic TV Broadcasts (2010) Long before Alastair Cooke became the host of Masterpiece Theatre, he made his American television debut in the long running interview program Omnibus, which featured prominent figures in the arts and sciences. Leonard Bernstein first appeared with Cooke in 1954 with his fascinating analysis of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Bernstein won two Emmy awards for his shows on jazz, conducting, musical comedy, 20th…

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