2011 Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts Benefit

The Honorable Carol Schwartz, Melba Moore
Mary Bird
The Honorable Carol Schwartz, Melba Moore

Tony Award winning performer Melba Moore conquered her audience at the Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) in her Nov. 8 concert at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Event Chair David Bruce Smith termed Moore a “Renaissance woman” renowned for her four-octave range. When she took over Diane Keaton’s role in Hair, she became the first black actress to replace a white lead on Broadway. The evening’s repertoire included standards by Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. In closing, Moore proposed to a toast “to health, wealth, to your happiness and to mine.”

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