January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era.
George Gershwin, American composer. 1898 - 1937. Best known for classical works like “American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” his opera “Porgy & Bess,” and standards like “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
What a stud. The man wrote everything. Ballet, classical, opera, jazz… His music is iconic and totally American. We lost a great man when he died of a brain tumor at age 38. Just think of how much better the world of music would be if he had lived even a few years more. Cheers to George Gershwin.