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Lara Downes chats with WRR: Dallas 'Girl Power' about America Again

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Interview with WRR's Nancy Brunson

Pianist Lara Downes released her America Again, album on Sono Luminus last October. The album's title is taken from Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938. America Again features twenty pieces selected by Downes that explore the elusive but essential American dream, written by composers including Duke Ellington, Lou Harrison, Morton Gould, Amy Beach, George Gershwin, Angélica Negrón, Dan Visconti, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Florence Price, Aaron Copland, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and more.

Downes spoke about the album with WRR: Dallas - Nancy Brunson for the 'Girl Power' segment. Listen to the attached