International Opera Star and HumanitarianRiverwalk Amphitheater and Plaza named in honorof Jessye Norman, internationally acclaimed opera star,born in Augusta, Georgia, September 15, 1945. Miss Norman began singing at Mounty Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. She attended C.T. Walker Elementary School and A.R. Johnson Junior High School. After graduating from Lucy C. Laney High School, Miss Norman pursued vocal training, earning her Bachelor's Degree from Howard University and her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. Her considerable talents were further developed at several European opera houses and concert halls until she achieved world prominence making her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1983. Miss Norman has long occupied a unique and preeminent place in the realm of opera, celebrated universally and in her own "hometown".
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|Placed By||City of Augusta|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 410246 N 3704786|
|Decimal Degrees||33.47880000, -81.96603333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 28.728', W 81° 57.962'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 28' 43.68" N, 81° 57' 57.72" W|
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