Great Voice Thrills All: Dorothy Maynor

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 - her visit was... Continue Reading →

Marian Anderson: a Musical Icon visits Tacoma

-- by Joelle dela Cruz On February 5th, 1945, Tacoma was graced with a concert from famous singer Marian Anderson. This concert was a very anticipated performance because of Anderson’s prestige as a talented contralto singer. She gave a powerful performance in front of a record setting crowd at the Temple Theatre. She sang “My... Continue Reading →

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