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re: WEST SIDE STORY, "The anthem of New York City" -- ???????????
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 02:05 pm EDT 08/20/19
In reply to: re: WEST SIDE STORY, "The anthem of New York City" -- ??????????? - dlevy 01:39 pm EDT 08/20/19

Thanks so much for providing the quote in context. I still disagree with the use of the word "anthem," but now at least I know what the writer meant:

***As I sat in Alice Tully Hall, at Lincoln Center, for a performance of “West Side Story” music, by the Julliard Youth Orchestra, whose members hail from every borough, I realized that I still knew the lyrics of the musical by heart. Almost everyone in the audience was humming under their breath. “West Side Story” is the anthem of New York City: an incendiary story about two rival gangs, two kids in love, about neighborhoods, about Puerto Rico, and New York, and betrayal. ****

The writing of the brief article is a bit problematic overall. There are some run-on sentences and an overuse of commas, along with the statement by the writer that the character of Tony in WSS is "Irish Catholic AND Polish." I don't know where she got that from....
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