White Christmas The Story Behind the Song

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas has notched many top positions on “best-selling” and “most--recorded” lists. Exact numbers are difficult to pin down even by the careful... continue »

The Apollo Theater and How It Shaped American Entertainment

Since its inception as a black performance space in 1934, the Apollo Theater in Harlem has been a home to black performers through the years;... continue »

How a 1920s Technology Changed Music

A CELEBRATION OF CROONING AND THE LOVE SONG Just as the development of e-mail in the 1990s has forever changed the love letter, the technology... continue »