Music: Career of Tommy Dix

In an NBC studio in Manhattan, a squad of baritones warmed up. Said a sharp-eared passer-by to a receptionist: "Is there a job open for baritones? Maybe I can horn in on this audition." Horn in he did. When he sang before Conductor Wilfred Pelletier and other judges of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air—a Sunday program from which two singers annually are chosen for small places in the opera—he impressed them vastly. Last Sunday they put him on the auditions program—but as a guest, not a contestant.

Even if Baritone Tommy Dix...

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