January 19, 2007
Born in 1948 in Stephens (Ouachita County), Barbara Hendricks is an internationally recognized leading lyric soprano. After graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1969, she accepted an invitation to New York to study at the renowned Juilliard School. She graduated with a BM degree in voice in 1973 and quickly embarked upon a career that made her one of the worlds leading lyric sopranos. Still an active performer, Hendricks is also recognized for her work for human rights and world peace.