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 →

Coralie Flaskett: a snapshot of the role of women in Tacoma’s musical history

-- by Kim Davenport It is my pleasure to share a paper by my colleague, Dr. Michael Berry, in which he explores the life and musical career of Coralie Flaskett, a prominent piano performer and teacher who lived in Tacoma from 1890 until 1978. This paper originated as a talk given at the Washington State Historical Society... Continue Reading →

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