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The Legacy of…Irving Berlin with Marty Schneit

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Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music. During Irving Berlin’s career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Marty will discuss how the immigrant boy from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin’s first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs, songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, A Pretty Girls is like a Melody, Puttin on The Ritz and There is No Business Like Show Business.




DOROT's Onsite@Home programs, offered virtually over Zoom, inspire, captivate and build community among intellectually engaged older adults through ongoing workshops, movement classes and special events on a range of topics.
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Marty Schneit

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and Historian.
Marty has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, and the Ziegfeld Society of New York. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.
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