The 21st edition of the Book Festival at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta wraps up this weekend with presentations that include talks on teaching and the music of the Gershwins.

Entertainer Michael Feinstein, author of “The Gershwins and Me,” closes the festival Sunday, Nov. 18, with a presentation on the Gershwins. Feinstein’s book centers on a dozen of the Gershwin’s songs and he will perform some of them during his presentation, the MJCCA said in a press release.

Former TV star Tony Danza appears Saturday, Nov. 18, to talk about his work as a teacher and his book, “I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High.”

Feinstein’s session begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Danza’s presentation begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $18 for members of the center and $24 for non-members.

For more information. call the MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4005 or visit on-line at

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