Billy Joel Honored With George Gershwin Prize

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

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.

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

Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

Good Vibrations in Blue

Brian Wilson to put his singular spin on George Gershwin

A Fine Romance

An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook

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