Music: Swing School in Boston

The 75-year-old New England Conservatory of Music last week opened its School of Popular Music, first of its kind to be started by a Grade-A music school. Its short-haired faculty: eleven experts, headed by starry-eyed Ruby Newman, who wrung his evocative hands for four years running in Manhattan's Rainbow Room, last season manipulated smart airs at 70 debutante parties.*

* In 1930 when Jimmy Roosevelt was courting his since divorced wife, Betsey Cushing, Ruby Newman played The Man I Love so many times that it became the inevitable theme song when he played...

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