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Everyone who has ever tuned into a cable channel has heard the names Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson. Show hosts like Nancy Grace have used their TV pulpits to chronicle the disappearance of such white, female victims night after night. But what about...
August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
Sun theater criticAugust Wilson, one of the most accomplished, ambitious and prolific playwrights in the history of the American theater, died yesterday of liver cancer. The 60-year-old playwright had most recently been working on revisions of Radio Golf, the 10th and...
Sun Theater CriticNEW YORK -- August Wilson sits in a scruffy, linoleum-floored eatery in the heart of the theater district holding a sheaf of discount coupons for "Miss Saigon." He's not planning on seeing the show, but he's put the coupons to good use. Neat black...
Sun Theater CriticThe friendship between playwright August Wilson and director Marion McClinton began two decades ago when they both lived in St. Paul, Minn. Since then, Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes (for "Fences'' and "The Piano Lesson''), and McClinton has acted...
Tags: Death, African Americans, Alice Walker, Poetry, Minority Groups
Special To The SunFew speak of Annapolis' cultural life with greater authority than Anna Greenberg. A self-described "professional volunteer" who has twice served as president of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Board of Trustees and continues to be active on other...
Tags: Culture, Theater, Dance, Comedy (genre), Family
Special to SunSpotIn 1953, nine African-Americans gathered in a Northwest Baltimore living room to discuss offering quality theater to the community. Their goal seemed simple. "We just wanted to do plays," said Ed Terry, the company's associate artistic director who...
Sun Theater CriticA small, round man with a graying goatee and a whisper-soft voice, Lloyd Richards has been called everything from "the theatrical Duke Ellington" to a "black Santa Claus." He's also been described this way: "He's a big man but he don't act like a big...
Tags: Athol Fugard, Theater, Eugene O'Neill, Duke Ellington, Waterford
The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
Hartford CourantThe show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis. Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
Hartford CourantStage and film actor Charles S. “Roc” Dutton will be a featured guest at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's 6th Annual Summer Gala on Saturday, July 21, in the Sunken Garden on the theater’s grounds off of 305 Grerat Neck Road,...
Tags: Radio, NAACP, NAACP Image Awards, NPR, Entertainment Events
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