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BREAKING BARRIERS AT THE MET

On January 7, 1955: Marian Anderson debuted at the the Metropolitan Opera, becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the storied venue.

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OVER THE HILL

On January 7, 1975: The musical Shenandoah opened on Broadway. The production ran for 1,050 performances and took home two Tony Awards.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: DAVID CARUSO

On January 7, 1956: Actor and producer David Caruso, who portrays Horatio Caine on CSI: Miami (cue the shades), was born in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens.

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