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Lionsgate acquires George Gershwin-inspired ’Fascinating Rhythm’

Lionsgate has bought the rights to Fascinating Rhythm, the New York-set feature inspired by the music of 20th century American composer George Gershwin that John Carney will direct and Martin Scorsese is producing. Carney co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Cluess to the film, which will centre on a young woman’s...
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Martin Scorsese, Irwin Winkler & John Carney Team For Musical ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ Inspired By Life & Music Of George Gershwin

Here’s a hot one. Film world titans Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler are teaming up with Modern Love showrunner and Begin Again director John Carney on musical feature Fascinating Rhythm, inspired by the life and music of legendary American composer George Gershwin. Oscar-winners and regular production partners Scorsese and Winkler...
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George Gershwin–Inspired Movie Musical

A movie musical inspired by the songs and life of George Gerswhin has found its creative team in director and co-writer John Carney, along with producers Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler. Fascinating Rhythm follows a young woman as she explores New York City’s past and present. Deadline reports the film...
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REVIEW: ‘Rhapsody,’ a new novel about Kay Smith and George Gershwin by Mitchell James Kaplan

Mitchell James Kaplan’s Rhapsody is an engaging, thoughtful retelling of the life of Kay Smith, the 20th-century pianist and composer. The book, a work of historical fiction, tracks her life from young adulthood to her eventual marriage with Jimmy Warburg to her interactions with many musicians and artists in the heyday of the Big Apple’s Jazz Age. There are side trips to Paris, Connecticut and Reno, Nevada, but the heart of the novel is set in Manhattan and its many music venues — everything from the Cotton Club to the Broadway district.
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SCW Cultural Arts presents composer and ianist Jimmy Roberts in a performance of the music of George Gershwin

On Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m., Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel will present a virtual concert, “S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous, S’Gershwin!” featuring composer and pianist Jimmy Roberts, who will perform selections of the music of George Gershwin. Jimmy Roberts, composer of the second-longest-running Off Broadway show in history, “I...