R&H At The Movies

Thank you to our own Blue Ribbon winner/writer Lynda Jeffrey Plott for her charming State Fair posts last month.  Her series was a delicious slice of Americana pie ala mode served up with a super scoop of Rodgers and Hammerstein success on top. And here’s another treat from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization which features Ted Chapin, President … Continue reading

State Fair Blue Ribbon Recipes

BLUE RIBBON WINNERS Prize-winning Fare at the Fair! Hey, folks! This will be the finest corn dog you ever tasted outside of your home-town state fair! CORN DOGS 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch of black pepper ¼ cup white sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg 1 cup … Continue reading

State Fair – Part II

For over a hundred years, visitors to the Iowa State Fair have been awe-struck by a life-size cow who literally stands like a statue as throngs of admiring fans pass by. Carved out of butter, this world-famous bovine sculpture has been a staple at the Fair since 1911. One of the most talented “butter cow” … Continue reading

State Fair – Part I

Where do you go when you’re in the mood to enter a Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest, bite into a deep fried double-bacon corndog, try your hand at milking a cow, watch a few llamas going under a limbo stick or take a ride on a rainbow-colored Super Slide? I betcha dollars to doughnuts you know … Continue reading

Sound of Music Sing-Along Photos

The hills were certainly alive on July 22nd with the love of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.  Captured below by well-known Bucks County photographer Gordon Nieberg are audience members who came prepared to participate, sing and ENJOY.  We thank Gordon and all the happy singers below who posed for his camera. Also a … Continue reading

Oscar’s solution to prevent war

This following excerpts are from a guest editorial by Oscar Hammerstein II in the December 23, 1950 edition of The Saturday Review. “We are in a nasty war.  Perhaps we shall be forced into a bigger and nastier one.  Perhaps not.  Either way, I think there is no better time to talk of peace and a … Continue reading

Peace and Singing

In 1994, I asked my State College (PA) High School Choir members to write what “choir” meant to them.  The above is a response from Patricia Tisak, a sweet ninth grade student.  Her response just blew me away; her words graced the cover of every concert program for the next two years.  Unfortunately, Patricia moved … Continue reading

An Essay By Oscar

Accepting Imperfection Source: http://www.knopfnotes.com/articles/accepting-imperfection Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the book and lyrics formany famous musicals, including “Oklahoma!,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.” He also wrote the following essay: I have an unusual statement to make. I am a man who believes he is happy. What makes it unusual is that a man who is happy seldom … Continue reading