WILLIAM McKEEN, Professor and Chair
University of Florida Department of Journalism
P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, Fla. 32611 http://williammckeen.com
After hearing a rumor about Odetta’s health, I phoned her manager this
evening and he confirmed for me that Ms. Odetta is receiving treatment
in a New York hospital, where she will be for at least another week.
It’s Odetta’s goal to recover and be in good health so she can perform
as planned at Obama’s inauguration, Doug told me.
Odetta would appreciate cards and letters–please drop her a note if you
have the time. Please also forward this information to anyone you know
who appreciates Odetta. One note or card is a small joy… perhaps a
steady stream of them is something stronger. It sure would be amazing
for Odetta to perform at the inauguration, and a shame for her to have
to miss such an event.
Here’s the address:
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th St.
New York, NY 10021