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Gershwin biographer and pianist Rodney Greenberg will bring the night alive.
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Gershwin biographer and pianist Rodney Greenberg will bring the night alive.

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Santa Monica College To Present 'The Glory of Gershwin' On October 14

Posted Sep. 28, 2011, 6:56 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monica College will present “The Glory of Gershwin," a fascinating audiovisual portrait of the charismatic composer’s life and music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

It will be held at The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street.

The special evening features rare photos, vintage film, video and music clips, live piano and a sing-along to one of Gershwin’s memorable hits.

Bringing it alive is Rodney Greenberg, Gershwin biographer and pianist who has produced and directed more than 300 television music programs, including Emmy-winning telecasts for NBC.

Combining his broadcasting experience with a passion for Gershwin, he presents a one-of-a-kind event that includes the role of Gershwin’s lyric-writing brother Ira. Greenberg’s much-praised book on Gershwin, titled simply “George Gerswhin,” will be available in the foyer.

“The Glory of Gershwin” is sponsored by the SMC Associates, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus, and the Media Policy Center, an organization that uses media to inform, challenge and engage a responsive citizenry.

Tickets range from $20 (for students with current ID) to $45, and can be purchased by calling 310.434.3005 or online at www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.

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Sep. 28, 2011, 2:35:38 pm

dog is my copilot said...

Looks like this will be a nice event. Ticket prices seem reasonable. I encourage people to attend.

Sep. 28, 2011, 2:38:34 pm

goodkid1 said...

Geez...there HAS to be a way to get those ticket prices down! It's at a university ... supposed to be slanted for students? Most couldn't afford $20 to $45 for a Lady Gaga concert. I would hope the idea behind a campus concert is to expand knowledge for the young, not a nostalgic "trip down memory lane" for old geisers like me from the "high rent" districts. Sheeesh... :(

Sep. 28, 2011, 3:10:31 pm

dog is my copilot said...

Sadly, most events at the Broad Stage are very pricey so in comparison this event is one of the least expensive. If you go to the website or SMC website you will see many ticketed events much more expensive $35, $40, $50 - $110, up to $175. The only thing you can see at the Broad Stage that is cheaper are $15 tickets for reruns of movies that I paid $10 to see at the Landmark theatre almost a year ago. I went to a children's concert there this past weekend and the ticket for my 3 yr old was $35 for a seat up close but it would have been $20 otherwise. Hopefully, they use the money to help the college but I don't know.

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