Billy Joel Honored With George Gershwin Prize

Though today’s music industry hardly resembles the Tin Pan Alley era

Al Hirschfeld, George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

The perfect combination comes together

Sundown: Hagel Passes Senate Committee Vote

Plus Obama’s Israel itinerary and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

The Gershwin Wars

With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet

Block Party

Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.

Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

Turning Point

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway’s Golden Age

A Fine Concert

Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book

Nextbook Author Talks Gershwin, Dylan

Lehman traces Jewish influence in American music

A Fine Romance

Jewish Songwriters, American Songs

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