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Fred Miller Presents Irving Berlin at GCU
Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 31, 2010—There’s no business like show business…and Irving Berlin’s lasting popularity is proof of that. Join Fred Miller as he presents “Irving Berlin” as part of his popular Lectures-In-Song series on Friday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Each of Mr. Miller’s 60- to 75-minute presentations focuses on a great personality or significant aspect of American Popular Song’s Golden Age and is accompanied by a multicourse spring dinner.
Irving Berlin’s life is the stuff of legend: the child of Russian immigrants who rose from the squalor of the Lower East Side to Broadway and Hollywood by writing songs every American could— and did—sing. Berlin’s themes are universal—the experiences that all humans have in common: joy, sorrow, hope, despair, humor, love, and loss—all in simple song. Irving Berlin was, is, and always will be the quintessential American songwriter. “There’s No Business Like Show Business” as Mr. Miller presents Berlin classics from “God Bless America” to “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.”
All Lectures-In-Song are $35 per person and will take place in the North Dining Room on Georgian Court University’s Lakewood campus at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. To reserve your place, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FRED MILLER
A native of Albuquerque, Mr. Miller studied piano as a boy with Ralph Berkowitz, former dean of Tanglewood and accompanist for 20 years to the great cellist Piatagorsky. In New York, he studied acting for two years with stage and film legend Geraldine Page and vocal performance with Tony Award-winner Helen Gallagher.
Mr. Miller appeared in commercials, wrote and broadcast his own radio program on WDVR, 89.7-FM, and, for 25 years, has run the Copper Penny Players, a class for singers of all ages and musical backgrounds.
Currently, Mr. Miller, who resides in Sergeantsville, enjoys assembling cabaret programs for singers, and as a performer himself, his sole focus is now his series of nearly 50 Lectures-In-Song. Each of these lectures is a musical and anecdotal profile of a great American songwriter, performer, or some important aspect of classic American song, presented at scores of libraries, retirement villages, arts organizations, and private venues throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For more information, see his Web site at www.fredmillermusic.com.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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