Why Kanye and Miley Represent the Death of the Diva

Writing at CNN, L.Z. Granderson recalls a time when performers like opera great Leontyne Price commanded 25-minute ovations from adoring fans. True divas -- and divos -- do not need to self-promote, he says in a strong admonition of Kanye West and Miley Cyrus. 

Leontyne Price (Wikimedia Commons)
Leontyne Price (Wikimedia Commons)

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