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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...
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......
Culture MonsterThe economically troubled, controversy-racked Pasadena Symphony and Pops announced Wednesday that it has hired an artistic advisor – 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...
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...
Next year our nation's capital marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth with the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial, a re-enactment of Marian Anderson's concert at the memorial and other festivities. Keeping up with the Lincoln...
Reporting from Washington -- It was a day that combined inspiring 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 frigid weather and long security lines to...
WASHINGTON -- 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 frigid weather and long security lines to attend a...
The Swampby Mark Silva With a shrinking base of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans, the stakes for leadership of the rebooted Republican Party grow higher each day. Radio's Rush Limbaugh, whom the Democrats, and particularly the Obama White House,...
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