Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Currency News

I was so pleased to hear this morning about the U.S. Treasury's plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill in place of Andrew Jackson. Now there's more good currency news:
The U.S. Treasury has announced new plans for American currency. Among the figures to be honored on the new currency is singer Marian Anderson, who will be featured on the five-dollar bill.
There's more on this story at Classical Minnesota Public Radio's website.

I've posted a few times about Marian Anderson's close relationship with Villa-Lobos (here and here). Here's a picture of the great singer, with Villa and Mindinha:

Villa-Lobos, of course, is no stranger to a bank-note himself. Here he is on the 500 cruzeiro note, issued in 1986:

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