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  • Shirley Verrett dies at 79; acclaimed mezzo-soprano

    Shirley Verrett dies at 79; acclaimed mezzo-soprano
    Shirley Verrett, an acclaimed American mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her blazing intensity during a career that spanned four decades, died Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79.
  • Catching up with young soprano Jackie Evancho [Video]

     
    Is she a prodigy? A product? A cautionary tale in the making? It depends whom you ask. One this is for certain: nearly every body has an opinion about 11-year old soprano Jackie Evancho.

    What should Jackie Evancho sing to win $1 million?

     
    On Tuesday Jackie Evancho -- the 10-year-old girl with the operatic voice -- will sing for $1 million in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent." What she chooses to sing will determine how well she can show off her...

    Vote: Is Jackie Evancho changing her sound?

     
    In the non-surprise of the summer, Jackie Evancho made it through to the top 10 on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night. Earlier this week when Evancho inspired us to look at how common it is for children to emulate...

    Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...