-- Denyce Graves, opera singer, on the hurdles she faces as an African
American in opera. Graves performed at the Orange County Performing Arts
Center in January.
"I went from the digestion of analids to digesting Shakespeare."
-- Evan Hirsch, 15, on studying while getting ready for a performance
of "The Weather Started Getting Rough," a reinterpretation of "The
Tempest," as a member of Teen Players, part of South Coast Repertory's