60th Birthday of the late Ben Holt

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Today would have been the 60th birthday of Metropolitan Opera baritone Ben Holt.  A life cut short at the age of 34, Ben Holt remarkably had an astonishing career, full of glorious accolades.  He was a Young Concert Artist and alumnus of the prestigious Merola program.  A native of Washington, D. C., his mother Mayme Wilkins Holt still lives there and recently  co-authored a book with Nevilla Ottley chronicling his life.  His legacy continues through a scholarship in his name at Juilliard and the DC Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians is charted as in his name as a memorial to his life and career.

Purchase the new book about his astonishing career.  Click here

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