Love is Sweeping the Country

Steve Blier’s blog post (link below) about the song that ends this weekend’s Four of a Kind concert puts Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing into stunning contemporary context:

I remember hearing Lin-Manuel Miranda at last year’s Tony Award ceremony when he read his acceptance in the form of a poem—“ And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love/cannot be killed or swept aside,/Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.” … “Love Is Sweeping the Country” echoes Lin-Manuel’s sentiment, only in a fizzier and daffier way. How sweet to think of a country so filled with love that bitter adversaries are suddenly gazing at one another like besotted fools.

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Gershwin: Love Is Sweeping the Country

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