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Open Ears: The Endlessly Unfolding Story of Margaret Bonds

Open Ears: The Endlessly Unfolding Story of Margaret Bonds

Explore the underappreciated life and work of Margaret Bonds, a pioneering Black composer and pianist, whose music is still being discovered 46 years after her death.

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02/08/2024
Open Ears: The Resurrection of Florence B. Price

Open Ears: The Resurrection of Florence B. Price

Explore the life and legacy of Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, in this Open Ears series by KUSC.

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01/08/2024
Caroline Shaw: Re-Imagining the Potential of the Human Voice

Caroline Shaw: Re-Imagining the Potential of the Human Voice

Celebrating the Classical California Ultimate Playlist, this article highlights the talents of Caroline Shaw, a NYC-based violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for her unique vocal compositions.

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09/13/2021
Open Ears: Get to Know the Incredible Story of Marian Anderson

Open Ears: Get to Know the Incredible Story of Marian Anderson

Explore the inspiring journey of Marian Anderson, a trailblazing African American singer who overcame racial barriers to perform at the White House and Metropolitan Opera.

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06/18/2020
You Can’t Help but Be Changed: Notes from a Musical Activist

You Can’t Help but Be Changed: Notes from a Musical Activist

Zanaida Robles, a prominent figure in LA's music scene, discusses her experiences, the controversy over her hymn arrangement, and her belief in music's unifying power.

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06/18/2020
From Learning Major Chords to Grammy Awards

From Learning Major Chords to Grammy Awards

Explore the journey of Jennifer Higdon, a late bloomer in composition who won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and two Grammys. Discover her musical background and acclaimed works.

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06/09/2020