FILE - In this May 9, 2002 file photo, James DePreist, talks 

FILE - In this May 9, 2002 file photo, James DePreist, talks about his conducting career as he sits in his high rise apartment overlooking downtown Portland.  A portrait of his aunt, the legendary opera singer Marian Anderson, hangs on the wall behind him.  One of the early African-American conductors of a major orchestra and National Medal of Arts winner James DePreist has died at age 76. His manager, Jason Bagdade, says DePreist died at home Friday, Feb. 8. 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
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FILE - In this May 9, 2002 file photo, James DePreist, talks about his conducting career as he sits in his high rise apartment overlooking downtown Portland. A portrait of his aunt, the legendary opera singer Marian Anderson, hangs on the wall behind him. One of the early African-American conductors of a major orchestra and National Medal of Arts winner James DePreist has died at age 76. His manager, Jason Bagdade, says DePreist died at home Friday, Feb. 8. 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
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