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Rhapsody in Blue almost didn't happen
By Festival Boca

Paul Whiteman asked George Gershwin to compose the piece that would become Rhapsody in Blue, but Gershwin declined, saying there would not be enough time...

The Force is Strong in Boca!
By Paul Richardson

While screening a film accompanied by live music may seem like a new thing, it is actually as old as film itself. But that doesn't mean it is easy...

Who, Exactly, are Nu Deco?
By Festival Boca

"Occasionally, you see and hear something that blows your mind." Nu Deco Ensemble is that thing.

From Political Operative to Musical Sensation
By Festival Boca

Way back in the Dark Ages (1994), Thomas Lauderdale was working on political campaigns in Portland, Oregon...

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