Famed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne poses for a portrait at the Music Academy of the West on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Los Angeles Times)

Famed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne poses for a portrait at the Music Academy of the West on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Los Angeles Times)

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