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Arts Issue: Diva definition morphs as new talent takes stage

Arts Issue: Diva definition morphs as new talent takes stage

April 10, 2014


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The popular understanding of what makes a diva has evolved over time. The term originated in the opera world, where it referred only to singers with extraordinary talent and public appeal. In the 1980s, however, the term began to refer to super-talented female pop vocalists like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houst...