george & ira gershwin
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The Gershwin.com website is published by Gershwin Enterprises, the organization which holds the copyright to the work of composer George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin. The brothers George and Ira Gershwin were born in 1898 and 1896 in New York City. Their first hit Broadway musical, Lady be Good, premiered in 1924. Their most famous songs include: Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm, I Got Plenty of Nuthin, Love Walked In, Rhapsody in Blue, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Summertime.
The Gershwin.com website is organized into the following main sections: Gershwin History, Gershwin Anthology, Gershwin Jukebox, Events, and References. The History section contains an illustrated biographical article on the Gershwin brothers. There is also a timeline about the brothers and their work, running from 1896 to the present. The Anthology section contains illustrated articles on selected films, including: An American in Paris, Delicious, Funny Face, Shall we Dance, and A Star is Born. There is also a set of illustrated articles on selected shows, including: Crazy for You, Girl Crazy, Lady in the Dark, Porgy & Bess, and Strike up the Band.
A notable feature of the website is the Jukebox section. This provides instant play of extracts from more than 40 popular songs by George and Ira Gershwin.