The Voice Of Compassion

When Placido Domingo arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi, for a concert in April, he had to fight his way through the driving rain. "I never saw so much rain in my life," the 64-year-old tenor told a press conference. He was in town to sing with the young musicians of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Not many months after Domingo left, the region saw a lot more rain. When Hurricane Katrina hit America's Gulf region in August, the worried tenor tried to contact the orchestra to make sure that they were O.K. — and he's still trying. "I'm trying to...

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