Show Business: Reclaiming A Vital Heritage

A New Jersey warehouse yields a trove of old-master tunes

It was a grand night for singing. Bob Dylan wrapped his angry adenoids around the Gershwin ballad Soon, and Madeline Kahn, Maureen McGovern and Julia Migenes ganged up gorgeously on Someone to Watch Over Me. Last week's gala tribute to George and Ira at the Brooklyn Academy of Music provided a pretty fine evening of dance as well, with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Harold Nicholas, Gregg Burge and the Mutt-and-Jeff tandem of Tommy Tune and Drew Barrymore finding new steps for some unforgettable old melodies. Nor would anyone think of shooting the piano players. Michael Tilson Thomas opened with Rhapsody in Blue. Later...