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Jazz Musician Bob Dorough

Dorough was musical director of the 1970s educational TV series School House Rock and composer of the popular song "Three is a Magic Number." Contemporary artists such as Blind Melon, The Lemonheads and Pavement covered the songs on the CD Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks.

Jazz Musician Bob Dorough

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Producer-Director Jamie Hammerstein

Hammerstein, who died in January of 1999, was the son of the great Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, whose many hits include The Sound of Music, The King and I and Oklahoma! The younger Hammerstein was a producer, director and stage manager for many productions.

Producer-Director Jamie Hammerstein

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Friday

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Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

He co-wrote the songs for many Broadway hits, including Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and The Apple Tree. His collaborator on these projects was Jerry Bock. Their partnership broke up in the 1970s and Harnick worked on translating operettas into English.

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

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Singer Susannah McCorkle

We present two interviews from the archives: a 1987 concert featuring ballads and popular songs, and a 1988 Christmas concert performed by the jazz vocalist. She considered Billie Holliday her main influence. McCorkle died in May of 2001, of an apparent suicide.

Singer Susannah McCorkle

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Actor Sir Ian McKellen

Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor plays Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings films, including the latest, Return of the King. McKellen also starred in the recent films X-Men and X2. His role in Peter Shafer's Amadeus earned him a Tony Award in 1981.

Actor Sir Ian McKellen

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Music Review: Jazz CD Gift Suggestions

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides holiday gift suggestions. He reviews two CDs: Count Basie’s America’s #1 Band and MJQ, The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige and Pablo Recordings, and one combo CD/DVD, Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia.

Music Review: Jazz CD Gift Suggestions

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