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Behind the Song: You’ll Never Walk Alone

  “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is the most popular song from Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 1945 musical, Carousel.  The song is sung twice throughout the course of the movie. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a very popular Broadway song for solo artist.  Frank Sinatra was the first artist to make the song a hit on the Read More

Doris Day

Profile of a Performer: Doris Day

      Doris Day was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati on April 3, 1924. She was named after the silent film actress, Doris Kenyon.  She is of German ancestry and her parents both had a great love and appreciation for music.  Her father was a music teacher and church organist.  She began Read More

George M. Cohan

Profile of a Performer: George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan was a popular vaudeville and Broadway act. He was born July 3, 1878 in Rhode Island.  He and his parents always insisted he was born on the 4th of July, 1878.   He began performing with his parents and sister at a young age.  Before he was able to walk, he was used Read More

Seasons

Behind the Song: Turn! Turn! Turn!

Pete Seeger wrote the 1950s hit, “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)”. Most of the lyrics are adapted word for word from Ecclesiastes 3, which begins “for everything there is a season.”   Seegar used the King James Version of the Bible when writing the song.  The Biblical text was written by King Read More