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‘Dangereuse’: ‘Appomattox’ at The Kennedy Center by Sophia Howes (Review #2)

In the wake of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is the perfect time for an opera which tells the truth about race in America—Appomattox. Philip Glass, the internationally acclaimed composer, and Christopher Hampton, the British Academy Award-winning writer, have created a complex, substantive and deeply fulfilling work, which showcases the best and […]

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Kathleen Battle. Photo courtesy of The Music Center at Strathmore. .

‘Underground Railroad: An Evening with Kathleen Battle’ at Strathmore by Lauren Katz

Last night, soprano Kathleen Battle performed a concert of spirituals that rang throughout the rafters at The Music Center at Strathmore with the help of pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the Heritage Signature Chorale, and narrator Kweisi Mfume. However, before the concert, Saïs Kamalidiin, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Howard University, presented […]

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