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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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In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My...
Sun StaffOn May 17, 1954, Baltimore was a gritty blue-collar town that had the bustle of a northern industrial center and the Jim Crow laws and traditions of Dixie. Whites and blacks sweated together in the city's mills and shipyards, but segregation affected...
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......
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....
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — It was a day that combined high-minded political rhetoric with the very best of pop culture. Tens of thousands of citizens, a throng more than a mile long on the National Mall, braved cold weather and long security lines to attend a...
Tags: Pete Seeger, Tom Hanks, Usher, Family, Jamie Foxx
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