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Shirley Verrett (2003)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-06-29

Duration: 00:06:10

Subjects: VERRETT, SHIRLEY | Music | Opera | Singers


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • McDonough, Dugg Interviewee
  • Morial, Marc Interviewee
  • Verrett, Shirley Speaker


This segment from the 2003 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Shirley Verrett accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Verrett, a native of New Orleans, is a world renowned opera singer. The profile includes interviews with Dugg McDonough, the director of LSU Opera, and former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial. Host: Beth Courtney