Story Bites

January 4, 2021

Best Band Manager

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

December 26, 2020

Sisters in music and war

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 Actress and her duty

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

December 13, 2020

Diverse talents fighting against the odds

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 War and the Artist

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 Theater Master

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

Love and loyalty in times of war

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

The Composer of Russia

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. He is widely known for The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, which influenced the American composer Aaron Copland’s influence. Of […]

November 16, 2020

The Pianist 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.

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