A wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm was followed by a talk by Ray Rickman at 6:00 pm.
Sissieretta Jones became the first African-American opera star to achieve global fame a century ago. Her silk champagne colored concert gown, fragile with age and beautifully restored by Deidre Windsor of Windsor Conservation, was on display for the first time this century and then goes into storage.
The champagne colored gown, beautifully restored by Deidre Windsor, who restored Jackie Kennedy's Newport wedding dress and much of her wardrobe housed at the Kennedy Library, was laid out in a private viewing room.
Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sissieretta Jones April 28thSissieretta Jones being entered into RI Hall of Fame. http://youtu.be/o0iMjzusanM