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Houston Couple’s 9/11 Love Story Inspires A Broadway Musical, Plus Houston Grand Opera Honors The Legacy Of Marian Anderson

Hear the true story of how two strangers met and found love amidst tragedy, and learn how a Houston poet created a groundbreaking libretto to honor the life of a groundbreaking opera singer.

In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Ernie Manouse interviews Nick and Diane Marson, a Houston couple who met on 9/11 and whose real-life story inspired central characters in the Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away.

Then, Catherine Lu chats with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Houston Poet Laureate Emeritus and World Champion Slam Poet, about writing the libretto for Houston Grand Opera's Marian's Song, a World Premiere based on the life of legendary singer Marian Anderson. Deborah talks about fusing spoken word with opera, Marian’s legacy and how creating this work affected her as an artist, woman and mother.

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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