Cole Porter was out of the musical theater scene during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of freedom from social constraints.
Amir Darabi was a child prodigy. He started playing the piano when he was 3 years old. Later, he felt there wasn't enough competition in Iran. But for an Iranian, getting to the US is a Herculean task.