Composer and educator Michael Feinstein's new memoir is called The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs.
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October 13, 2012 The musician and educator spent six years as Ira Gershwin's cataloger and archivist. His experience forms the basis of a new book, The Gershwins and Me, in which he explores George and Ira's work and influence.
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He'd better start looking to his left: Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, who has never conducted an orchestra, is the new principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.
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August 24, 2012 The week in classical music news from Pasadena to Berlin.
July 28, 2011 Watch what happens when the celebrated cabaret artist sings Gershwin with a string quartet.
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December 24, 2010 Hear a special episode of Piano Jazz with holiday favorites and surprises never heard on the program before. The pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, a consummate performer of the Great American Songbook, guest-hosts and plays a few numbers himself.
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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside."
November 17, 2010 Frank Loesser wrote the musicals Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — in addition to over 700 other songs. On today's Fresh Air, we discuss Loesser's musical legacy.
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February 1, 2003 NPR's Scott Simon speaks with musician Michael Feinstein and Ray Evans, half of the songwriting team Livingston and Evans, who wrote such classics as "Mona Lisa," "Que Sera Sera," and the theme to the television show "Mister Ed," about a new CD, The Livingston and Evans Songbook.
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July 29, 2002 Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein. His repertoire is American popular song and he is a collector of vintage recordings and musical memorabilia. In the fall he plans to release a collection of radio duets by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, on his new record label Feinery. Feinstein released a new CD with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Feinstein and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Concord).
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