Anne Brown


Anne Brown, 61, dies after being hit by lorry in Glengormley

A 61-year-old pedestrian has died after she was hit by a lorry in Glengormley, County Antrim, on Friday. Police said Anne Brown, who was from the area, died in hospital from her injuries. She was knocked down on the Antrim Road, near the junction of Church and Farmley Roads, at...
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Dani Garavelli wins Anne Brown prize at Wigtown Book Festival

Journalist Dani Garavelli has won the inaugural edition of a national essay prize in honour of former Wigtown Book Festival chairwoman Anne Brown. Her work The Bequest was described as a "beautiful" piece exploring her relationship with her Italian heritage. The prize - in association with the BBC - was...
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Wigtown essay prize honours 'extraordinary' journalist Anne Brown

Wigtown Book Festival has launched a national essay prize - in association with the BBC - to honour its former chairwoman and trustee Anne Brown. The former journalist died last month following a short illness. The £1,500 Anne Brown Essay Prize will be awarded for the best literary essay, published...

Wigtown Book Festival pays tribute to former board member Anne Brown

Organisers of the Wigtown Book Festival have paid tribute to former chairwoman and trustee Anne Brown who has died following a short illness. They said it was "no exaggeration" to say some editions of the event would not have gone ahead without her. Artistic director Adrian Turpin said the festival...

Anne Brown on Recruiting Physicians to Piedmont Columbus Regional

Physician Recruiter at Piedmont Columbus Regional Anne Brown talks about recruiting physicians throughout 2020 and how the continued growth of Columbus' population impacts recruitment needs at PCR. To be included in our video interviews or if you need video services for your company, please contact us.

Anne Brown: A spotlight on the soprano who debuted Gershwin's Bess

Editor's note: This article is reproduced from a blog post with permission from the St. Paul-based Schubert Club. The eldest daughter of what she called a "terribly conservative middle-class Black family," Anne Brown (1912-2009) grew up in a West Baltimore neighborhood, then home to the city's segregated Black elite. A powerful, music-loving Baltimorean encouraged her to apply to the Juilliard School in New York. At the age of only 16, she became the first Black student admitted to that conservatory. In 1933, while still at Juilliard, she read that George Gershwin was composing an opera titled Porgy about African Americans in Charleston, S.C. She decided to write to him. The composer promptly invited her to audition: "I had brought songs by Schubert, Brahms and Massenet, and I also had one of his own songs, 'The Man I Love,' to perform for him."