Irving Berlin would be 125 years old were he still alive come next May. He wasn't quite that much of a superhuman, but he did live until the age of 101, from 1888 to 1989, not a bad run for a songwriter. He wrote tunes like "Easter Parade", "White Christmas" and even "God Bless America" (a song of which all royalties over the years have been donated to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts). The Easton Arts Council will celebrate with a birthday party this Sunday in which local musicians will play his songs and share interesting anecdotes about Berlin's life.
An Afternoon with Irving Berlin
Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. Sun., Sept. 23, 3 p.m. Free. (203) 261-9160, eastonartscouncil.org.