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Marian Anderson

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  • Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration

    Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration
    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.
  • Franklin, Perlman, Ma add musical flourishes to Obama inauguration

    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...

    Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney among Kennedy Center honorees

     
    The 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...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 1, 1941

     
    March 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...

    Betty Allen dies at 82; mezzo-soprano and music teacher

    Betty Allen dies at 82; mezzo-soprano and music teacher
    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...