in The Ballad of John Latouche
October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10880 words.
The late 1940s saw Latouche moving about from place to place, and lover to lover. He maintained some connection with the political left in terms of his involvement with both the Henry...
in On Sondheim
January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 1799 words.
This chapter presents another of Sondheim's major works. Gypsy (1959) was advertised as “a musical fable” and became a hit. The story of this work draws from Gypsy Rose Lee’s autobiography,...
in The Beautiful Music All Around Us
August 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10572 words.
This chapter focuses on the song “Rock Island Lime”, which was performed by Robert Kelly Pace, a twenty-one-year-old convict, along with a group of inmates at Cummins Camp One, a unit of...
in Honest Bodies
September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 15940 words.
This chapter follows the alignment of Anna Sokolow’s choreography with postrevolutionary Mexican political values within transnational communist and Jewish discourses during her early years...