28-year-old Keanon Kyles, a janitor at Chicago’s ABC affiliate, has been known for singing opera on the job.  Kyles’ dream of performing in the U.K. is coming true, as he was offered a lead role in Puccini’s opera La Bohème at the Edinburgh International Festival this July. Kyles says he went online to search for “opera […]

Mary Violet Leontyne Price turns 88 years old today. She was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi on February 10, 1927. Price rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s. She was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera. Among her many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), […]