Cole Porter is an American Treasure. Born in Peru, Indiana in 1891 of a well-to-do family, he displayed an unusual interest in music and verse.
It is said that he inherited his mother’s musicality and his father’s love of poetry.
Cole wrote over 800 songs in his lifetime, including “What is This Thing Called Love,” “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and “Begin the Beguine.”
The recent uncovering of a lost collection of his songs including “The Ambassador Revue” brought news coverage in all the major newspapers across the country.
Local musician Noah Griffin, founder and director of The Cole Porter Society, will perform songs as part of the Society's mission to ensure future generations know and appreciate the music and unique contribution of Cole Porter to The Great American Songbook.