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15 Mar 2006

A Cloudy Night for Stars, but Others Could Shine

By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 15 March 2006]

"Oh, for a Mary Curtis-Verna," a friend of mine is fond of saying. His meaning: not every singer is a star, but some of the journeyman singers of yesteryear — like Ms. Curtis-Verna, a capable soprano — might stack up beautifully in comparison to some of the stars of today.

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