The above headline was from 1956, and the subject is Barbara Smith Conrad. I had the pleasure of learning more about the mezzo-soprano in Mat Hames' documentary WHEN I RISE. An added bonus for us in the audience tonight was being introduced to the woman who, as a girl, stood steadfast in the midst of blatant racism and later became a respected Opera star on the world stage. Let me just say that we went "nuts" when she took the stage to answer questions about the film that documents a very trying moment in her life. Please tune in at 1PM on CIUT 89.5 FM or listen live to my interview with Mat Hames and Barbara Smith Conrad.
Final Screening at Hot Docs 2010: WHEN I RISE, Sunday, May 9, 4:00pm, Cumberland Cinemas
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