Wonder Boy from Tacoma

-- by Kim Davenport Boy's Birdlike Voice Amazing: Robert Murray, 12 Years Old, Sings at Tiffany Musicale So reads the headline from an article published in the New York Herald in January of 1922, which identified Murray as a boy soprano from Tacoma. A few weeks later, the young singer would perform at New York's... Continue Reading →

Great Voice Thrills All: Dorothy Maynor

-- by Kim Davenport On Thursday, February 3, 1944, the soprano Dorothy Maynor performed a program of opera arias, art songs, and spirituals at the Temple Theater. Although perhaps a less familiar name to us today than Marian Anderson or Paul Robeson - both highly-regarded African American singers who also visited Tacoma in the 1940s... Continue Reading →

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