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Toledo Opera reaffirms value of ‘Porgy and Bess’
It’s been nearly 81 years since George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess premiered on Broadway, and yet the masterpiece still stirs up racial controversy. Is it a reminder of racist stereotypes or a celebration of great American folk and jazz music? The Toledo Opera reaffirmed the value of the musical, and it being an instrument to spark public discourse on issues the nation still faces. Two weekend performances of the show sold out.
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