Listen to DivaMan's interview on NPR's StoryCorps HERE!!!!!!  

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The DivaMan's Feature on CNN's Great Big Story

One of the DivaMan's Many Performances at Middlebury College

DivaMan Sings 'Gamaliel Painter's Cane' at the Commencement Exercises at Middlebury College (beginning at 6:10)

Each year at Middlebury's commencement, graduates receive a diploma, of course, but they also receive an unusual keepsake – a finely crafted replica of Gamaliel Painter's cane. The cane as a symbol of the college's rich history has had many iterations over the past two centuries. Here's the story of why the cane has endured for so long as a cherished Middlebury tradition.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Act 2 - "It Ain't Necessarily So" · Francois Clemmons · Florence Quivar · Barbara Conrad · McHenry Boatwright · The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus · The Cleveland Orchestra · Lorin Maazel Gershwin: Porgy & Bess ℗ 1976 Decca Music Group Limited Released on: 1976-01-01 Author, Composer: George Gershwin Author, Composer: Ira Gershwin Composer, Author: DuBose Heyward Author, Composer: Dorothy Heyward Auto-generated by YouTube.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Act 2 - "I Hates Yo' Struttin'...
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Act 1 - "Wake Up An' Hit It Out!... That You, Sportin'Life?"
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Gershwin: Porgy and Bess / Act 3 - "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin'" · Francois Clemmons · Leona Mitchell · The Cleveland Orchestra · Lorin Maazel Gershwin: Porgy & Bess ℗ 1976 Decca Music Group Limited Released on: 1976-01-01 Composer, Author: George Gershwin Composer, Author: Ira Gershwin Author, Composer: DuBose Heyward Author, Composer: Dorothy Heyward Auto-generated by YouTube.
Image below is from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert at Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, January 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM, Conducted by Keith McCutchen -- DivaMan was invited up on stage for a spontaneous performance of "This Little Light of Mine."

Photo credits: Todd Balfour, www.BalfourStudios.com

Performance in Stull Hall at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music on Saturday, May 21, 2016. DivaMan read excerpts from his upcoming memoir, DivaMan: My Life in Song, and sang African-American Spirituals, honoring the 150th anniversary of the Conservatory.

Performance in Stull Hall at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music on Saturday, May 21, 2016. DivaMan read excerpts from his upcoming memoir, DivaMan: My Life in Song, and sang African-American Spirituals, honoring the 150th anniversary of the Conservatory.

Upcoming Performances

Dr. François S. Clemmons, Tenor
 

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015, 7:00 PM

THE RESIDENCE AT OTTER CREEK, MIDDLEBURY, VT 05753

WITH KATIE GRIDLEY, PIANIST

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2015, 11:00 AM

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION ON THE AMERICAN NEGRO SPIRITUAL, DR. ELLIE GEBAROWSKI-SHAFER'S CLASS, MEAD CHAPEL, MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, MIDDLEBURY, VT 05753

WITH DEBORAH FELMETH, PIANIST

 

September 3rd, 2015, 7:30 PM

EastView at Middlebury, Middlebury, VT 05753

WITH KATIE GRIDLEY, PIANIST

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