Story Bites

March 8, 2021

Organ Boss: Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the most influential figures in classical music, the life of a man who mastered the Organ instrument.

January 4, 2021

The King of Clarinet

The life of Artie Shaw, who was a virtuoso with the clarinet and who retired early from his music career.

December 26, 2020

The Sweethearts of the Armed Forces Radio Service

The story of three sisters who became an icon of pop music during the 1930s and 1940s and their role in supporting the war effort in WWII

December 13, 2020

The Patriotic Artist

The role of one of Hollywood’s icon in fighting against the Nazi regime using her talents and skills.

December 13, 2020

Diversity’s success, in times of prejudice

Mixed and talented, the story of success of an all-girl swing band. How they rose to the top during times of segregation, and their contribution to WWII.

December 13, 2020

The Force’s Sweetheart

The artist whose life and career is defined by their contribution to the war effort of WWII and their dedication to the warriors who fought for their country.

December 3, 2020

The Multiplex of Art

The story of a brilliant mind who was a jack of all trades and a master of many. A playwright and a songwriter who was never formally educated in either art.

November 25, 2020

The story of “Katyusha”

The mind behind the catchy and folksy military tune of Katyusha, one of the most popular songs in Soviet Russia during WWII

November 21, 2020

Igor Stravinsky Influence

The years 1939 through 1945 were a period of heavy cultural and artistic influence between Russia and the United States. During WWII, many artists moved between the two countries, including famed composer Igor Stravinsky. Known for The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, which would have a marked influence on the American composer Aaron Copland, […]

November 16, 2020

Dmitri Shostakovich from Saint Petersburg

His music was instrumental in the war effort against Nazi Germany. His story is that of survival against the siege of Leningrad.