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DCJCC Spring Showcase

In this era of YouTube celebrities and Auto-Tuned stars, “The Great American Songbook” lives on thanks in part to Michael Feinstein, the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated performer known for his interpretations of American musical theater’s greatest hits. Now the lead conductor of the Pasadena Pops following the death of “A Chorus Line” composer Marvin Hamlisch, Mr. Feinstein once worked for Ira Gershwin, which he recounts in his recently published memoir, “The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs.” On Tuesday, Mr. Feinstein will headline the Washington, D.C., Jewish Community Center’s annual gala to discuss his book (and hopefully sing a few tunes), and be available to sign books after. The gala benefits the WDCJCC’s programs, and will also honor local philanthropists Trish and George Vradenburg, founders of USAgainstAlzheimers. Tuesday at the Carnegie Institute for Science, 1530 P Street NW. Web: