This is Faith Lapidus. And this is Steve Ember with People in America in VOA Special English.Today we tell about the life and music of American songwriter Cole Porter.That was "Begin the Beguine" played by Artie Shaw's orchestra in nineteen thirty-eight.It is one of almost one thousand songs Cole Porter wrote. In his seventy-three years, more than five hundred of those songs were published.Porter wrote most of his songs in the nineteen twenties, thirties and forties. Yet they remain as fresh as when he wrote them.Cole Porter's songs are still being sung and played today. They are performed at musical theaters, jazz clubs, even rock-and-roll concerts.