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American History XX: Victoria Woodhull

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

For today's installment of American History XX, composer Victoria Bond talks about the life of Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 became the first woman to run for president of the United States. Woodhull pushed for women’s suffrage, social reforms, and even free love. Victoria Bond’s opera, "Mrs. President," will be performed at Symphony Space  July 9.

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Imagining Zora Neale Hurston as a Girl Detective

Monday, November 08, 2010

Zora and Me” fictionalizes the childhood of the Harlem Renaissance writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. (Hurston was born in 1891, lived through the Jim Crow south, and died in 1960.) The young adult novel is the first in a planned trilogy which imagines Hurston as a girl detective in her all-black hometown of Eatonville, Florida, at the start of the 20th century.

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Zora Neale Hurston's Singing Voice

Monday, November 08, 2010

Zora Neale Hurston may have been an incredible writer, but she wasn't a bad singer either. How do we know? Thanks to a team of archivists who hauled a huge "portable" disc recorder around Florida in the 1930s, we can hear Hurston singing old songs about working-class black Americans during Jim Crow segregation. 

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Mrs. President

Monday, April 14, 2008

Imagine a woman running for the American presidency, with an black man as her running mate. A look into the future? Not quite. The opera "Mrs. President" tells the story of Victoria Woodhull, who ran for president in 1872 with Frederick Douglass as her running mate. Composer and conductor Victoria ...

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Hips Don't Lie, But Lips Do

Monday, April 14, 2008

The opera world is buzzing with the news that the late Luciano Pavarotti lip-synched the final performance of his career. Today on Soundcheck, we find out why major stars fake it -- and whether fans can ever forgive them. Later: composer Victoria Bond and soprano Patricia Johnson join us to ...