Happy Anniversary | Brenda Peterson

February 13, 2015 9:41 PM

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Looking for a Valentine's Day card in the supermarket, I instead snapped up the new Time/Life magazine's glossy anniversary edition of "The Sound of Music: 50 Years Later, the Hills Are Still Alive." I've been intimate with this enduring musical longer than any romance. Its music accompanies every stage of my life like a soundtrack--or a faithful partner.

When the film version of The Sound of Music catapulted Julie Andrews from dissed Broadway star to Hollywood diva, it was 1965 and America was roiled with racial tensions. What better time for Rodgers and Hammerstein to echo songs that defied and defeated Hitler's dark pursuit of racial purity? When ...

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