Aug. 31, 1997
Today's Reading: "Percolation" by Jane Hirshfield from THE OCTOBER PALACE, published by Harper Perennial (A Division of Harper Collins) (1994).
Singer, songwriter Van Morrison was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1945.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1945.
Kurt Weill's THE THREEPENNY OPERA opened in Berlin in 1928.
Lyricist and playwright Alan Jay Lerner (BRIGADOON; PAINT YOUR WAGON; CAMELOT), was born in New York City in 1918.
Journalist Daniel Schorr was born in New York City in 1918.
Author William Saroyan, ("The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"), born in Fresno, California, in 1908.
Longtime editor of THE NEW YORKER magazine, William Shawn, was born in Chicago in 1907.
Acting teacher Sanford Meisner, a founding member of the Group Theater, was born in Brooklyn in 1905.
Writer Lynn Riggs, whose book GREEN GROW THE LILACS was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become OKLAHOMA, was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, in 1899.
Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori schools, was born in Rome in 1870.
Writer Duboise Heyward, whose book PORGY was the basis of Gershwin's opera PORGY AND BESS, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1885.
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