Something Wonderful: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Andy Hammerstein talked and showed slides about the history of his grandfather Oscar's work. His anecdotes were brought to life by three talented singers.After Ms. Schulman signed a copy of her book for me, I ran down the street to the David Rubenstein Atrium to see
Andy described Oscar as a "lefty with a lower case 'l'" who, like many [Jewish] artists of his times, was brought under the magnifying glass of McCarthyism and made the subject of an enormous FBI file.
One of the highlights of the event was joining the rest of the audience to sing "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music. Truthfully, there were so many wonderful songs, I wish the entire evening had been a sing-a-long!
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