Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Laurie Rubin, shares that colours affect everyone through sound, smell, taste and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. Rubin has experienced colour all her life, in spite of the fact that she has been blind since birth. In Rubin's inspiring memoir, she looks back on the loneliness and isolation of being a blind teenager in Southern California and the amazing life experiences that led to her career as a renowned solo and opera performer.
detroitlib: “(May 1931 – November Portrait of mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett. Handwritten on back: “Shirley Verrett.” Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library