‘Temptation Rag’ by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

Premiere DateDec 6, 2018
00:00 Show Opening
01:17 Episode Intro (music: “The Ragtime King” by Mike Bernard)
03:38 Interview with Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard, Part 1
13:18 The Race Horse Rag Mike Bernard
16:32 Interview with Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard Bernard, Part 2
34:06 Lemon Drops Mike Bernard
34:30 Episode Outro
37:46 Finish

Seventeen-year-old May Convery, unhappy with her privileged life in turn-of-the-century New York City, dreams of becoming a poet. When she meets the talented young Mike Bernard, an aspiring concert pianist, she immediately falls in love. But after their secret liaison is discovered, neither is prepared for the far-reaching consequences that will haunt them for decades. As Mike abandons serious music to ruthlessly defend his hard-won title, Ragtime King of the World, May struggles to find her voice as an artist and a woman. It is not until years after their youthful romance, when they cross paths again, that they must finally confront the truth about themselves and each other. But is it too late?

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