Late opera star Jessye Norman’s US hometown honors her life

Late opera star Jessye Norman’s US hometown honors her life.

 

Eminent drama star Jessye Norman is being regarded in the place where she grew up with four days of festivities and dedications.

Norman, who kicked the bucket Sept. 30 at 74, had would have liked to live long enough to go to the renaming of the road outside the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, which she opened in 2003 to give free expressive arts instruction to burdened youngsters.

The function on the recently renamed Jessye Norman Boulevard respects one of only a handful couple of dark show vocalists to increase overall fame.

A traffic light away, another road praises another Augusta music goliath — James Brown — whose girl Deanne Brown Thomas went to the second day of open survey Friday at an Augusta church.

Norman’s memorial service is booked Saturday and an advantage show for the school pursues Sunday.

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