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Funny Face

Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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...Soldotna. In their return to the Peninsula, the Smiths will be sharing music from their 2012 concert tour in China including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." This duo will also present short programs at Kenai Middle School and Skyview for the music students...

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Arts & Entertainment
'Salute to Veterans' greatly appreciated

...could barely afford it - 50 cents an hour. But baseball and basketball had more lure than the piano. I had a copy of a George Gershwin record as soon as possible, never thinking I'd have the pleasure of seeing it played in person. A big disappointment was...

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Around the Peninsula

...performance with Dr. Aspaas. A special performance by 2004 Kenai Central graduate Shelah Moreno-Jones and Maria Allison playing Gershwin's Concerto in F also will be performed. Moreno-Jones won the concerto competition last fall at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks...

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People
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...be by Sue Biggs and Jack Will, folk guitar and vocals; Kent Peterson, acoustic guitar; Jean Brockel and Maria Allison, Gershwin show tunes; the Kalgin Island Quartet, light and classical chamber music; Erin Southwick and Maria Allison, flute and piano...

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Bronze Stars, silver coins, golden words

...Then I waddled out to the front porch with a tall glass of lemonade, and put on Dad's favorite Gershwin CD. Dad liked to say that Gershwin made a lady out of the blues. As I read through the papers I realized that his commitment to me never...

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Around the Peninsula

...performance with Dr. Aspaas. A special performance by 2004 Kenai Central graduate Shelah Moreno-Jones and Maria Allison playing Gershwin's Concerto in F also will be performed. Moreno-Jones won the concerto competition last fall at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020408/people_4117.shtml
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Around the District

...performance with Dr. Aspaas. A special performance by 2004 Kenai Central graduate Shelah Moreno-Jones and Maria Allison playing Gershwin's Concerto in F also will be performed. Moreno-Jones won the concerto competition last fall at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020508/schools_4142.shtml
Schools
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...Spontaneous Combustion", a new work by jazz master Chris Brubeck. Also on the program will be Bernstein's "On the Town" and Gershwin's "An Amercian In Paris." For more information on ASO events call (907) 263-2787 or visit www.centertix.net...

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A little bit of breakup cheer

...to look a lot like Breakup Soon our spring will come And the thing that will tell for sure We have finally endured Is some summer fun. OK, so it ain't Gershwin. But it's not exactly spring, either. A.E. Poynor lives in Kenai.

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