Saturday, May 28, 2011

'Palacio' Cover Story on Denyce Graves at JUNETEENTH Worldwide Concert, 2:30 PM, June 19

[Palacio de Long Beach, Diversity Issue; Cover Photo: Denyce Graves]

John Malveaux of sends this link to the June-July “Diversity Issue” of Palacio de Long Beach, a bilingual community magazine in English and Spanish:

Andrea Sulsona is Editor and Publisher of Palacio. In a Letter From the Editor, Ms. Sulsona identifies the cover photo as that of the African American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, and discusses the issue's focus on diversity. The cover article is entitled:

“JUNETEENTH with Denyce Graves
Denyce Graves, who has thrilled audiences world-wide with the wonder and beauty of her mezzo-soprano voice and stunning stage presence will perform in recital Sunday, June 19 at JUNETEENTH WorldWide Concert, Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., at 2:30 p.m. Raised with two siblings by a single mother in Southwest Washington, D.C., Ms. Graves attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and went on to vocal studies at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio, and the New England Conservatory in Boston,with further study at the Wolf Trap Opera Company in Washington.”

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