People: Dec. 20, 1963

Toscanini said that a voice like hers comes but once in a century. Now Contralto Marian Anderson, 61, has decided that it will soon be time to retire. The first Negro to sing at the Metropolitan Opera (in 1955), possessor of a score of honorary degrees and countless other kudos, she will undertake one last world tour running from next October to the following June, with a final U.S. appearance on Easter Sunday, 1965, in Carnegie Hall. Carnegie's box office is already getting ticket requests.

When he fled to Rio de Janeiro in 1958,...

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