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Got 'Mambo'? A Playlist For Leonard Bernstein Fanatics And First-Timers

Need to beef up on Leonard Bernstein? Hear the musical polymath's most delightful tunes, from West Side Story classics to surprises from Aretha Franklin, Tom Waits and Selena.

There has never been an American dynamo remotely like . The composer, conductor, pianist, creator of musicals, educator, political maven and raconteur seemed to spin on his axis faster than any normal

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