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Rising Stars Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Posted By: Gail Eichenthal · 9/21/2012 3:32:00 PM

Is there anything more exciting than catching a live performance of a true rising star? Latonia Moore made a surprise Metropolitan Opera debut just a few months ago as Aida, and earned a standing ovation, endless bravas, and a mountain of bouquets. You can hear her yourself, on her way to great stardom, tomorrow night at our own AT & T Center Theater for a fraction of the cost of attending a full-length opera.

An amazing entrepreneur, John Malvaux, founder of Music Untold, has invited an extraordinary cast of singers and instrumental musicians to commemorate the very day 150 years ago of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. I am proud to be the host of the concert, which also features, among others, the great Grammy-winning artists baritone Donnie Ray Albert (unforgettable as Porgy in the famous Houston Grand Opera production) and legendary tenor George Shirley.

Get your own tickets here or at the door. Can’t wait to see you there!

Here’s Latonia at the Met in March: 

 

Here’s George Shirley as Sportin’ Life and Donnie Ray Albert as Porgy: 

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  1. Bill Doggett posted on 09/23/2012 12:50 PM
    Gail: You are correct. My friend and entrepreneurial peer, John Malveaux had a great vision and is to be applauded.

    I understand from emails from featured new composer/accompanist, Richard Thompson, with whom I am working that the concert was a huge success.

    Congratulations to KUSC, John Malveaux, Dr. George Shirley, Donnie Ray Albert, Latonia Moore, Richard Thompson et al. May it be the start of many great things to come...

    Long time KUSC listener and member
    Bill Doggett
    Oakland,California
  2. Bizworldusa posted on 09/27/2012 05:12 AM
    Gail you are right. I understand from emails from featured new composer/accompanist, Richard Thompson, with whom I am working that the concert was a huge success......

    Regards,
    Bizworldusa
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