The official Gershwin Music site provides some wonderful Gershwin memorabilia in a snappy, entertaining package. Born to Russian Jewish immigrants in 1890's Brooklyn, Ira and George Gershwin (nee Israel and Jacob Gershovitz) lived the quintessential American Dream, moving from poverty to riches and obscurity to renown. The homepage opens with a classic, rotating Gershwin tune and clicking on Menu will take you to the options bar. From there, navigate to Two Brothers Make History and Time Line for the Gershwin's story to read all about Ira and George. Shows, Films, and Songs highlights the full spectrum of the brothers' work together, complete with songs playable straight from the site. Eight issues of Words Without Music: The Ira Gershwin Newsletter are also available within the Resources section. This compilation is a real treat for those with an interest in music and theater.
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