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Craig Fraedrich with Trilogy and Friends: All Through the Night

Read "All Through the Night" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

It's no secret among professional musicians that the elite military jazz ensembles such as the “U.S. Army Blues," the Air Force's “Airmen of Note," and the Navy's “Commodores" consist of some of the finest musicians on the planet. Trumpeter Craig Fraedrich, recently-retired 30-year Army Bandsman, his Trilogy crew, and vocalist Christal Rheams are spit-shining examples. And, ...


Concert Marks Black Opera Singer's Historic Performance

More than 2,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday for a concert honoring the 70th anniversary of contralto Marian Anderson's historic performance there in 1939. Because of the color of her skin, Anderson was denied the opportunity to perform at nearby Constitution Hall and at a local high school. So the opera singer performed ...


Voice of the Century Broke Racial Barriers

In the early 1930s, years before the concert at the Lincoln Memorial that made her an international symbol of the American civil rights movement, Marian Anderson, the great Philadelphia-born contralto, was probably better known overseas than she was in the United States. THE SOUND OF FREEDOM Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert ...


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