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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Directed by Stephen Frears. With Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

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Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer". Many of his compositions remain popular more than 150 years after he wrote them.

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Squirrel nut zippers “The ghost of Stephen Foster” ~Love the goin's on at the Hotel Paradise

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my old kentucky home - the home of stephen foster, songwriter

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Stephen Foster, the "father of American music" died before age 37 in an impoverished state. In his wallet a slip of paper simply saying "Dear friends and gentle hearts" along with 35 cents in Civil War scrip and three pennies. My favorite work of his, "Beautiful Dreamer," was published after his death. He also wrote classics "Old Susannah," "Camptown Races," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Old Black Joe," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." His music…

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Upcoming Events at Stephen Foster | Florida State Parks

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My Old Kentucky Home

Federal Hill Mansion, Bardstown, Kentucky which was the symbol of Stephen Foster's ballad, My Old Kentucky Home.

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"Way down upon the Swannee River..far,far from home..longing for the old folks at home and the plantations they held so dear. Stephen Foster's famous song is one we Southern folks hold dear.

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