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Spotlights, Weekly Columns, Interviews and more from the Great American Songbook Foundation family!

6/18/2021
Celebrate the recognition of Juneteenth as an official holiday with music!
5/31/2021
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II
5/31/2021
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II
5/31/2021
GIs, Camp Shows, and Boogie Woogie: The Music of World War II
5/20/2021
Meet Judy, a donor who has a deep-seated love for the music of the Songbook.
4/29/2021
Meet our new Music Librarian at the Great American Songbook Foundation!
4/28/2021
A German-Jewish immigrant with a grammar school education, Gus Kahn rose to be one of the highest-paid lyricists of the 1920s and 1930s, producing as many as eight chart-topping hits a year.
3/31/2021
Niela Goodelle Hartz (September 8, 1910 – May 26, 1988) was a "Ziegfeld Follies" girl, a radio star, and the woman who famously broke Rudy Vallée’s heart. At the peak of her career, she gave it all up for true love. Through it all, the tabloids followed her career and romances. What's real and what's fictionalized? You be the judge.
3/29/2021
We've searched the shelves of the Songbook Foundation library housed in our Archives and selected some of our favorite books for Women's History Month.
3/12/2021
Jan gives you an inside look into the life of a Songbook archives intern.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.