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

8/12/2022
Experience includes weeding, trash pickup and lesson on poverty
5/19/2022
Dick Schwartz shares his all-time favorite songs of the Great American Songbook in this blog series.
3/23/2022
Writer Raj Tawney on his favorite song
3/18/2022
Take a look at music and scripts used for Julie Andrews' tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors in the Songbook Library & Archives.
3/18/2022
Diane Abrams is a Songbook Foundation docent, pianist for the Perfect Harmony program and serves as a Mentor Champion for the Songbook Academy program for high school students.
2/3/2022
Go behind-the-scenes in the stacks to explore our collection of Natalie Cole arrangements!
1/12/2022
Activities for the youngest Songbook fans!
12/13/2021
Explore the Songbook Foundation's collection of holiday artifacts from Christmas specials to a snow globe gifted to Rosemary Clooney from Irving Berlin.
12/13/2021
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is not only the most popular holiday song of all time, but holds the title of the best-selling single, with 50 million recordings sold.
12/13/2021
Ray Charles, affectionately known at the Songbook Foundation as the “other” Ray Charles, was an arranger who served as the music director of many beloved holiday television specials hosted by Bing Crosby, the Carpenters and Perry Como
12/13/2021
Within the bountiful boxes of arrangements from the Andy Williams collection are complete orchestrations from his popular televised Christmas specials.
12/13/2021
Natalie Cole’s inspiration for her 1994 holiday album Holly & Ivy came from her father's masterpiece The Magic of Christmas (1960)