Lorenz Hart is best known as the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting duo, Rogers and Hart. Born in Harlem, New York in 1895, Hart attended Columbia University. It was there he met and joined forces with Richard Rogers, writing songs for student productions.
Their musical collaboration would last until Hart’s early death in 1943, producing songs like “Blue Moon,” and “My Funny Valentine.” The team left a legacy of over 550 songs, including 8 movies and 8 Broadway musicals.
Hart’s lyrics were as witty as any sung on the Broadway stage, but he’s remembered most for his songs about unfulfilled desire and failed romance.
These themes he knew well. So tormented by his homosexuality back then, a fulfilling love life was an impossibility.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 8:59am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
Tens of thousands of gay servicemembers have been kicked out of the U.S. military both before and after the adoption of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. And with the U.S. Senate’s December, 2010 vote to repeal that policy, it is fitting we remember the very first discharged – Lieutenant Gotthold Frederick Enslin. It all [...]