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A Fine Romance wins 2010 Deems Taylor Award

Friday, October 22, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Dani Crickman

David Lehman, author of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, wrote to us with some exciting news:

My book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs has won a 2010 Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). I have known for a couple of weeks but was urged to tell no one until nearer the date of the official announcement. It was difficult keeping this exciting news to myself.

“I’ve got a feeling you’re fooling,” I said when the guy from ASCAP called. I was sure he was mouthing little white lies. But True Blue Lou was on the level. My heart stood still, and now I’m sitting on top of the world, which I’ve got on a string.

Congrats, David!

Here’s a great video of David speaking about the book at Jewish Book Week 2010.

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs from Danny Bermant on Vimeo.

Win Tickets to “A Fine Romance”

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

From Nextbook Press:

Nextbook Press is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the January 27th, SOLD OUT Lincoln Center event, Hal Willner’s I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues? Music and Readings from “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs” featuring Rufus Wainwright, Bill Frisell & more!

Buy a copy of A Fine Romance, and email a copy of your receipt to to be entered to win tickets to the show!!!

This is a limited time offer, so act fast and grab your copy of the book (that inspired the concert)!!!!

Winners will be notified via email by Friday, January 22nd and tickets will be waiting at the will call window at Lincoln Center on the night of the show.

Purchase the book here.