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A REPRISE: Nine years ago, I had the honor of interviewing bass-baritone Eric Owens about his role as Porgy in the 2010 production of "Porgy and Bess" with Washington National Opera. In celebration of his reprise of this role at The Metropolitan Opera next month and...read more
IN MEMORIAM: Beloved Jamaican composer Noel Dexter has died at the age of 80. by Patrick D. McCoy If you have sung in a church choir or even sat out in the pews, you may have heard the famous hymn "The Right Hand of God." Celebrated Jamaican composer Noel Dexter died...read more
A SPARKLING JEWEL: Born on this day 1948 in Portsmouth,Ohio-the internationally acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle continues to be revered for her beautiful, pure tone, musicality and glamorous stage presence. by Patrick D. McCoy Today marks the birthday of one of...read more
SING PRAISES: The voices of The Thurston G. Frazier Memorial Chorale, The Asbury United Methodist Church Combined Choirs and The Senior Choir of Shiloh Baptist Church elevated a best-kept facet of the black church music experience on Sunday in a special concert held...
A Space Within: The remarkable new complex at The Kennedy Center made its début with a two week festival, set to culminate on September 22. by Patrick D. McCoy There is just something about a new space that seems to create a buzz and excitement. But what makes this...read more