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Tag: George Gershwin

Ruby Elzy (left), who played Serena, and John W. Bubbles (right), who played Sportin' Life in the original Broadway production of "Porgy and Bess" (1935).

Porgy and Bess in the Time of BLM

The author of a 1995 L.A. opera review of “Porgy and Bess” reflects on troubled times to see how it holds up to today’s moment. Hint: nothing’s changed.