Favorite music: "Eric Ericson's choirs, German Romantic music like Bach. Leontyne Price singing the great spirituals. I spent last night, frankly, at the Dakota Club listening to jazz for three hours. Part of me still loves early R&B."
What's in your CD player right now? "Inseparable" by Natalie Cole.
Favorite TV show: "The West Wing."
Favorite movie: "The Sound of Music."
Best book you've read recently: "The Time of Our Singing" by Richard Powers. "It's a powerful book. Music was used as a leitmotif. It looked at race relations, civil rights. Part of it ran concurrently with my youth. It showed how music played a part in these people's lives."
What do you do in your spare time? "I'm not a cold-weather person. I enjoy parasailing, scuba diving, canoeing. I'm a little bit of a city slicker (but) I enjoy horseback riding."
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