The Zach S. Henderson Library was selected by the American Library Association as one of the 55 sites to show the traveling exhibit, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965.

Using images from Broadway musicals, classic films, and personal collections, A Fine Romance tells the story of Jewish artists who created songs of wit, sophistication and optimism through America's ups and downs during the 20th century.

The exhibit was on display at the Zach S. Henderson Library from March 8 until April 20, 2012.


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Thursday, March 8th
12:00 AM

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965

Zach S. Henderson Library, 1st floor exhibit area, and 2nd floor browsing area

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

On display from March 8 through April 20, 2012

Excerpt: "The best songwriters combined a genius for melody, ingenuity at fitting the right words to it, and the ability to connect with a wide audience. A remarkably high percentage of them were Jewish by birth and heritage. Some (Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers) came from relatively prosperous families with the foresight to immigrate in the 1860s or earlier. Others were children of refugees from Eastern Europe, who risked everything to escape pogroms and persecution in the years just before and after the turn of the century."

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