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Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92. Williams died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to her attorney, Eric Slotegraaf. She died of...
Gold DerbyThe Kennedy Center has announced the five performers to be feted at the upcoming 33rd edition of its honors: daytime TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey; two musical titans -- pop superstar Paul McCartney and country crooner Merle Haggard; and two Broadway...
The Daily MirrorMarch 1, 1941: Lee Shippey writes about Marian Anderson and Tom Treanor has the story of Schuyler Standish, 13, who just enrolled at UCLA. Katharine Hepburn has promised director Garson Kanin a yes or no in 30 days. Meanwhile he......
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. Verrett, one of the top opera singers of the 1970s and '80s, had...
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Times staff and wire reportsBlanche Thebom, a mezzo-soprano who was a mainstay at the Metropolitan Opera in New York for decades, died March 23 at her home in San Francisco of heart failure, said Dr. Peter Greenberg, a longtime family friend. She was 94. Thebom performed more...
Culture MonsterThe economically troubled, controversy-racked Pasadena Symphony and Pops announced Wednesday that it has hired an artistic advisor â and, for two October concerts , a conductor -- in James DePreist, who led the Oregon Symphony for more than 20 years.......
Betty Allen, one of the first African American singers to reach prominence on the international opera stage, died June 22 of complications from kidney disease at a hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. She was 82. If contralto Marian Anderson in the 1930s and 1940s...
The Daily MirrorThe dark ages of crossword puzzle construction: Look at all those two-letter answers! Marian Anderson performs at Philharmonic Auditorium in a recital of works by Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff and Gretchaninoff, who is not a composer I recognize....
The Associated PressWASHINGTON Some of the biggest celebrations of the bicentennial of Abe Lincoln's birthday kick off in Washington on his Feb. 12 birthdate. But you can also catch many Lincoln-related exhibits and events later this year and in other parts of the country....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterInauguration: Tickets and hotels hard to come by WASHINGTON Tickets to balls and other events related to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration will be hard to come by, but you can always join the crowds along the parade route, and Washington tourism...
For Marian Anderson Bell, selling copies of the Afro-American newspaper on Baltimore streets as a 12-year-old papergirl in 1945 felt like freedom. Now 79 years old, Bell reminisced Saturday about stashing away the pennies she earned to buy school...
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