Congratulations go out to David Lehman for being chosen as a winner of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Deems Taylor Award for A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook/Schocken). ASCAP presents the Deems Taylor Awards annually to celebrate excellence in music writing by American authors and journalists.
ASCAP established the Awards in 1967 to honor the distinguished career of composer/critic/commentator Deems Taylor, who died in 1966. The list of award recipients includes some of our most accomplished writers. A Fine Romance will be honored at a ceremony on December 9th, 2010. Congratulations, David! You deserve it!
And speaking of A Fine Romance: If you're in Boston, Mass on Saturday, November 6, 2010, you can join David Lehman fresh from sold-out performances in New York and London, as he leads a musical tour through the lives of legendary Jewish songwriters and composers. Drawing from Lehman's book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, The Boston Musical Theater, directed by Charlotte Kaufman, will perform the classic songs of Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen and others who taught Broadway to sing and Hollywood to dance. The performers include vocalists Mara Bonde, David Ripley, Tynan Davis, and Christopher King accompanied by Keala Kaumaheiwa on bass, Bertram Lehmann on drums, and music arranger Dan Loschen on piano
The historic Paramount Theater Main Stage
559 Washington St.
Boston, MA, 02111(617) 824-8000
TKTS on sale now: $45 - $65 - $180.
Find out more about the venue here.