Music: Colored Contralto

From the Harlem Y. W. C. A. last week a slender, young Negro woman was lifted into a taxicab, driven away to Manhattan's Town Hall, where one of the most curious audiences of the season had gathered to hear a singer whose name had already spread the length & breadth of Europe. Some wondered why the curtain went up showing her so carefully posed in the crook of a grand piano. Not until she had sung four songs did she trouble to explain that her foot was in a cast, that she had...

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