Recent digital projects include The Hoagy
Carmichael Collection <http://www.
Sponsors of this year's national pageant include Commercial Bank of California; Orrick, Herrington & Suitecliff; Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa; Celebrity Smiles and The Hoagy
In the presence of the American Consul, he will tell the story of persecution, slavery, emigration, war and even murder, all linked to a selection of American music including Rodgers and Hammerstein, John Williams, Moses Hogan and Hoagy
The evening finishes with a trip up Tin Pan Alley for arrangements of songs by the likes of Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Hoagy
IS singer Hoagy
Carmichael still alive and did he write any of his songs?
Carmichael would have it, "Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through, just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.
A It was written by Hoagy
Carmichael and Harold Adamson for the 1952 film The Las Vegas Story in which it was sung by Hoagy
Western drama, starring Sterling Hayden, David Brian, Vera Ralston and Hoagy
There follow classic compositions like Duke Ellington's I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, Cole Porter's Love For Sale, Billie Holliday's God Bless The Child and Hoagy
Carmichael's Two Sleepy People.
Other productions coming to Northumberland include The Devil's Violin, a performance of Roma Gypsy tales and music from Wales; and Hoagy
, Hornpipes, Handel and Hoedown, a mix of folk ballads, blues, swing and classical music plus lively mandolin tunes and children's songs.
Finally, in 1944, after moving to Los Angeles, Hoagy
Carmichael "discovered" him club singing and, signed to Mercury Records aged 34, he achieved a Gold Record with That's My Desire.
The title song Stardust was a Hoagy
Carmichael composition but it was another of Hoagy
's old standards, Georgia On My Mind, that was to give Nelson his fifth No.