Friday, March 30, 2012

Patrick McCoy of 'Kennedy Center names J'nai Bridges recipient of 2012 Marian Anderson award'

J'nai Bridges 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts press office informed the DC Performing Arts Examiner today that mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is the recipient of the center's 2012 Marian Anderson Award.   Bridges will receive $15,000 and be presented in recital on Monday, September 10, 2012 in The Terrace Theater at 6 p.m.  This award is bestowed upon an accomplished artist in mid-career.  Bridges shared with the DC Performing Arts Examiner her gratitude for the award.

"For me this honor is extremely encouraging and is confirmation that hard work really does pays off. Receiving the Marian Anderson Award is particularly sentimental because Mrs. Anderson opened doors that would have been previously closed to me. I am overwhelmed with joy and am motivated and will continue to make beautiful music." Bridges said.

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