Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer

California 05/06/19, 18:22

A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of University of California, Los Angeles. Past recipients included Julie Andrews, ...

Hungary: ‘Porgy and Bess’ cast asked to be African American

Entertainment 04/09/19, 14:08

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast for its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American.The Hungarian performers were asked to sign a statement declaring that "African-American origin and identity is an inseparable part of my identity" and made being in "Porgy and Bess" ...

Met Opera to hire all-black chorus for ‘Porgy and Bess’

Entertainment 02/20/19, 13:02

The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23.Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin family, which specifies an all-black ...

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