STUNNINGLY GIFTED SOPRANO was the singing voice of famous actresses in movies: Deborah Kerr in The King and I; Natalie Wood in West Side Story; Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. For her part in The King and I she was paid $420 and was sworn under threat to keep her identity secret. Cut out of royalties, Leonard Bernstein set aside a small portion of his WSS film royalties for her. It would be Kerr who ‘outed’ Nixon during a press conference. In other films she was the singing voice of Jeanne Crain, Janet Leigh and Ida Lupino. Nixon was a consummate and much-admired concert singer and recording artist whose legacy includes important contemporary music. (Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times) Click HERE
MARIN ALSOP REFLECTS ON CABRILLO CAREER
ALSOP TACKLES ‘RELEVANCE’
CABRILLO’S retiring music director confronts classical music’s toughest challenge. Click HERE
THE WORLD’S LARGEST instrument is a limestone cave.
THE HUBBLE CANTATA
A KICKSTARTER PROJECT composed by Paola Prestini. A live virtual reality performance. Click HERE
TWO FINE PEOPLE
HE WAS CAT STEVENS and then became Yusuf Islam. Wizardry of syncopation at the Majikat Earth Tour, 1976.
OPENS THIS WEEK at Santa Cruz Shakespeare in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. TWELVE CHOREOGRAPHERS’ works on display at SpectorDance on the weekend. Click our CALENDAR
BACH FESTIVAL Friday Main features Felix Mendelssohn. Click HERE
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Aptos. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca Brooks, associate editor