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Posted at 9:14 AM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Link: Graves's Bumbry tribute

By Anne Midgette

In Thursday's Washington Post: Denyce Graves gives uneven tribute to Grace Bumbry in JFK 50 festival, by Anne Midgette.

By Anne Midgette  | February 3, 2011; 9:14 AM ET
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While perhaps a bit caustic, I think you were pretty much right on target about the Graves performance the other night.

I swung for 3 tickets, mostly for the Bumbry/White House commemorative aspect of the evening more so than to go to a Graves recital.

I was particularly surprised that Graves didn't say anything about Grace Bumbry, who she must have idolized while a student and a young artist.

Graves voice is still quite lush and beautiful but I'm guessing that she bowing out of the frenetic life of a world class opera singer for her own personal, and perhaps good reasons--motherhood, marriage and family.

Posted by: mhtlavoce | February 3, 2011 2:41 PM | Report abuse

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