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Jim J's Jukebox

“This is a home run”

John Lahr, Theater Critic, The New Yorker

American Songbook educator Jim Jimirro returns by popular demand to share insights, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and music from his vast collection. Jim’s infectious presentations are packed with music, information, stories and humor as he passionately shows us how to listen to the structure of the music and the poetry of the lyrics. In this session, Jim brings us into the later work of Richard Rodgers. When Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers’ second long-term partner, died in August 1960, Rodgers, for the rest of his life, bounced around different projects and different lyricists, but only after (successfully) trying his hand at writing both words and music for one show. While this period (1960–1979) never produced the prodigious output of his two long-term relationships. Rodgers still came up with a number of worthy shows—and splendid songs. Some became standards …

Instructor

James P. Jimirro

James P. Jimirro, creator and founding President of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video, is currently Chairman of the Board of the National Lampoon. He received his BA degree in Radio-Television from Penn State University, and a Masters in Mass Communications from Syracuse University. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), and serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Communications at Penn State. Mr. Jimirro is the author of numerous articles on media and it’s relationship to society. In 2003 he established The Jimirro In ...

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