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My Place: Prolific Composer Jerome Kern

Courtesy, Joel Najman
An artist's depiction of American composer Jerome Kern who wrote hundreds of songs for musical theater and movies.

Jerome Kern is often referred to as "The Father Of American Musical Theater." During the first half of the 20th century, Kern composed more than 700 songs for no less than 104 musical stage productions and motion pictures.

This week's My Place program celebrates the life in music of Jerome Kern with memorable songs from "Show Boat", "Swing Time", "Roberta" and other productions.

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