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In New York City, the 92nd Street YMCA, is better known as "The 92nd Street Y" a cultural arts...

In New York City, the 92nd Street YMCA, is better known as "The 92nd Street Y" a cultural arts...

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In New York City, the 92nd Street YMCA, is better known as "The 92nd Street Y" a cultural arts center. MAURICE LEVINE the director of the 92nd Street Y's "Lyrics & Lyricist" series for 26 years died on Monday at the age of 79. The program spotlighted American lyricists and composers like Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, and Dorothy Fields. The series had consistantly been a sell-out. (Originally aired 12/11/96)DEREK TAYLOR, a former press agent for the Beatles, died Sunday at the age of 65. He is the author of "It was 20 Years Ago Today" He served two stints with the Beatles. Once in 1964 during their world tour and again in 1968. (Originally aired 6/4/87)Interview with DEREK TAYLOR cont'd. 12:58:30 NEXT SHOW (:29) PROMO COPY On the next Fresh Air... We'll hear from one of Canada's most acclaimed writers....ALICE MUNRO. Her lastest collection of short stories is about to be released in paperback. Also we remember DEREK TAYLOR who was the press agent for the Beatles. We'll hear him reflect back on the days of the fab-four. That and more coming up on today's Fresh Air.

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