Entertainment & Culture

Photo: Broadway production of Porgy and Bess featuring Todd Duncan

Original Broadway production featuring Todd Duncan. Photo credit: Vandamm/Opera Magazine collection

 

When baritone Todd Duncan looked out into the audience of the New York City...


 

When baritone Todd Duncan looked out into the audience of the New York City Opera in 1945, he saw hundreds of people standing and applauding. Duncan felt a deep satisfaction that few in the audience...

William Warfield and Leotyne Price,Porgy and Bess, 1955

Porgy and Bess, a ‘folk opera’ that tells the passionate story of a disabled beggar and his love for a woman of uncertain background in a small black community in Charleston, South Carolina, celebrates its 75th anniversary...

Book cover: Charles McGraw

Although film noirs are still being made, their heyday was roughly between the early 1940’s and the late 1950’s. The films were heavily influenced by the hard boiled school of crime fiction written by James Cain and Raymond Chandler....

The songs “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Happy Talk, “Younger than Springtime“ and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy“ from the...