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Genius of Simplicity: Johnny Mercer

Great American Songwriters Series: John Johnson, Entertainer and Scholar presents Genius of Simplicity: Johnny Mercer Thursday, March 26 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Paley Library Lecture Hall Johnny Mercer (1909–1976) worked as an actor, singer, songwriter, and businessman, but was best known for his genius as a lyricist.  At the age of 19, Mercer moved to New … Continue reading

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John Johnson’s Great American Songwriters Series a Hit!

Bravo to John Johnson for his enlightening and entertaining presentation of songs by George and Ira Gershwin for the Noontime Concert Series at Paley on October 9th!  An eminently talented award-winning singer, pianist, and professor, John Johnson shared his knowledge and love for the Gershwin brothers in an event that inspired and  delighted all.   … Continue reading

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