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Subject: Re: White singers in Porgy & Bess - was Re: Politically Incorrect "Nixon" - HGO response
From: John Feather <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Feather <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:22:07 -0500
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It is my understanding that in the United States, PORGY AND BESS must 
include black singers in appropriate roles due to the copyright.  For some 
reason, that restriction does not extend to other countries.  When the 
copyright in the US lapses (2030), all bets are off.  Interesting article:  
http://www.therestisnoise.com/2011/08/the-gershwin-estates-porgy-and-
bess.html

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