The next time you visit Philly, check out the birthplace of American singer Marian Anderson.
The modest, nineteenth century, two-story house has Art Deco touches and a small basement, which the singer remodeled for enjoying music and hanging out with friends. Conductor Arturo Toscanini said she had “a voice such as one hears only once in a 100 years.”
In 1939, after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing at Washington D.C.'s Constitution Hall, Anderson performed for 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.
One of the oldest and most interesting pipe organs in town isn’t in a public space. It’s in a private home, a mansion on Mt. Hope Avenue near Highland Park. Here are pictures!
Stephen Colbert gets angered anytime someone snubs him. In this case, Steve Reich's Pulitzer sets Colbert off. There's a brief commercial first, then the segment: