Kay Swift
American songwriter
Kay Swift
Kay Swift was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to score a complete musical. Written in 1930, Fine and Dandy includes some of her best known songs; the title song has become a jazz standard. "Can't We Be Friends?" (1929) was another important hit. Swift also arranged some of the music of George Gershwin posthumously, such as the prelude "Sleepless Night" (1946).
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A legacy of lies and myths - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Weber's thrice-married maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was a successful popular songwriter, the first female composer of a Broadway hit show (“Fine and Dandy''). She was also George Gershwin's lover for the last decade of his short life
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A Look at Composer Kay Swift, Lover of Gershwin - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
Katharine Weber, the novelist from Bethany whose memoir/biography of her grandmother, Kay Swift, has just been published, will give a free talk at RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, tonight at 7. Weber's latest is "The Memory of All
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EXCERPT; Excerpt - The Memory of All That - By Katharine Weber
NYTimes - over 5 years
When I started spending time with the man who would be my husband, I began to notice a strong and pleasing odor of coffee wafting up from his feet. Not only did his shoes smell good, they also occasionally contained a few grains of actual coffee grounds. This was, I soon discovered, the consequence of Nick having purchased an enormous and ancient
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When Granny Met Gershwin, and Other Gossip - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Its music was written by George Gershwin, who had been the lover of Kay Swift, Ms. Weber's maternal grandmother, who may have inspired the show's title character. In any case, one of Ms. Weber's theatergoing companions, an old friend of the family,
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Katharine Weber Tells Family's History In New Book - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
"The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities" (Crown, $24) is not a straightforward memoir, Weber says in a phone conversation from her home in Bethany, which she shares with her husband,
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True Confections - ShorelinePlus.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Memory of All That is Weber's first foray into nonfiction, a memoir of her extraordinary family, including grandmother Kay Swift, the first female Broadway composer and George Gershwin's longtime lover, and grandfather James Paul Warburg,
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'The Memory of all That:' A book review - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Star-Ledger Entertainment Desk Novelist Katherine Weber is the granddaughter of Kay Swift, who had a 10-year affair with George Gershwin. Few American composers were in the same league as Gershwin, who tragically died of a brain tumor at the age of
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The Memory of All That - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Which is good, because Weber's kin are more than fascinating enough to stand on their own without the embellishments of personal memory — especially her maternal grandmother, the composer Kay Swift, whose 10-year affair with George Gershwin is the
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Author to discuss book on family infidelities - Westport-News
Google News - over 5 years
Author Katharine Weber will discuss her book, "In The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities," on July 24 at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. The talk starts at 2 pm in the McManus Room
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Around Our Towns - Minuteman News Center
Google News - over 5 years
In “The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities,” acclaimed author Katharine Weber unveils the story of her maternal grandmother, Broadway composer Kay Swift, whose adventures included an affair with
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Kominicki: A history of the calves and calf nots - Long Island Business News
Google News - over 5 years
The following year, Elsie appeared at the Better Living Pavilion at the second world's fair in Queens, starring in a musical revue by Broadway composer Kay Swift. She later had a bit part in the 'toon classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Cabaret in June - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - over 5 years
The witty, sassy, sly and mysterious Ms. Sullivan sunk her teeth into an interesting cross-section of material from Carolyn Leigh, Kay Swift and Mary Rodgers to Amanda McBroom and Edna B. Pinkard. A fireworks medley of 29 different hoorays to women,
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She's The Top: KT Sullivan At The Oak Room - New York Observer
Google News - almost 6 years
Opening with Dorothy Fields and Carolyn Leigh, she moves on to George Gershwin's girlfriend Kay Swift ("Fine and Dandy") and Richard Rodgers' clever, underrated daughter Mary ("The Boy From ... ," written with Stephen Sondheim), and finally dips her
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MUSIC REVIEW; Woman for All Seasons, Ballads and Emotions
NYTimes - almost 6 years
One of the pleasures of cabaret reviewing over the long haul has been to observe the evolution of K T Sullivan from an effervescent musical comedian into the increasingly fearless and complex singing character actor she is today. Her new show, which opened at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel last week, is called ''Rhyme, Women and Song,'' but it
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Woman for All Seasons, Ballads and Emotions - New York Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh, Kay Swift, Betty Comden, Dorothy Parker, Marilyn Bergman and Joni Mitchell are some of them. Accompanying Ms. Sullivan at the Oak Room are two (unrelated) musicians with almost identical names: Jon Weber, on piano,
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KT Sullivan – Rhyme, Women and Song - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - almost 6 years
After an opening overture of Kay Swift songs and some titillating history on Swift's affair with George Gershwin and marriage to banker James Paul Warburg, otherwise known as lyricist Paul James, KT sunk her teeth into an interesting cross-section of
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Every Night Is Ladies' Night - Wall Street Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
It had yet to be decided whether they would open with a collage of '80s-era pop hits by "girl bands" like the Bangles and Joan Jett, or a more traditional Oak Room medley of songs by Kay Swift. Ms. Sullivan's closing medley, however, was fairly set:
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MUSIC REVIEW | 'GERSHWIN ... HERE TO STAY'; 'The Happiness Stuff' That Makes Embraceable Music Irreplaceable
NYTimes - almost 7 years
You don't have to be depressing to be deep. The upside-down notion that happy, energetic music may be more profound than Mahleresque harmonic gloom is suggested by a scene from Walter Rimler's 2009 biography, ''George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait (Music in American Life),'' quoted by the piano man Mark Nadler in ''Gershwin ... Here to Stay,'' the
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