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ASCAP Deems Taylor winners announced

The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers has announced the winners of its 25th annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print and media coverage of music for 1991.

Awards are given in honor of Deems Taylor, ASCAP president from 1942-48 and a composer, music critic and editor.

Bill Arhos and Terry Lickona won the television award for producing KLRU-TV’s “Austin City Limits”; Tim Page, host of WNYC’s “New, Old and Unexpected Music,” won the radio award, while eight book authors and nine writers of journal, magazine and newspaper articles also received awards.

Book author and publisher winners included Simha Arom for her “African Polyphony & Polyrhythm: Musical Structure and Methodology”; James Gavin, “Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret”; Gene Lees, “Waiting for Dizzy”; and Thomas McGeary, “Harry Partch: Bitter Music–Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions and Librettos.”

Also, Ellen Rosand, “Opera in 17th-Century Venice: The Creation of a Genre”; Willie Ruff for “A Call to Assembly: The Autobiography of a Musical Storyteller”; and Steven C. Smith, “A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann.”

The nine writers of journal, magazine and newspaper articles were Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone, South Atlantic Quarterly), Jim Henke (Rolling Stone), Ralph Locke (Cambridge Opera Journal, The Early Romantic Era), Jefferson Morley and Nathaniel Wice (Spin), Ned Rorem (Opera News), Matthew Sigman (Symphony Magazine), Teri Noel (Choral Music on Record) and Armond White (The City Sun).

Rolling Stone will be honored with a special award for setting the standards for excellence in rock journalism on occasion of the magazine’s 25th anniversary.

Winners will be honored Tuesday at ASCAP’s headquarters in New York. A total of $ 6,000 in cash prizes will be distributed.

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