Opera singer Vinson Cole: KC voice rings famous bell

The skies outside the high windows of the Grand Waiting Hall had dimmed from purple to black.

A suspended wrought iron clock glowed like a full moon above the ballgoers with bejeweled necks and cuffs that flashed in the candlelight as they shifted their gold-backed chairs to get a better look at the African-American man in white tie and tails singing an Italian aria on the blue-lit stage. Read more

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