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Anthony Heilbut

Anthony Heilbut appears in the following:

The Fan Who Knew Too Much

Monday, July 09, 2012

Cultural historian and biographer Anthony Heilbut looks at some of our American icons and iconic institutions, high, low, and exalted. The Fan Who Knew Too Much: Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations is an exploration of art and obsession and the figures who transformed the American cultural landscape.

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The Story of Oooooooh

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Melisma, the art of running many notes from one syllable, dates to Gregorian chants and Indian ragas. It was adopted by African-American churches and popularized by soul singers like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin. In another installment of our Thursday series, "Sing Out," we’ll find out how melisma became the ...

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