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  • 'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU

    'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU
    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 by regular taxis.
  • African-American focused 'Find Our Missing' aims to fill the void left by mainstream media

    African-American focused 'Find Our Missing' aims to fill the void left by mainstream media
    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...

    La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting

    La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting
    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 ofDuncan Sheikand...

    Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'

    Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'
    The 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...

    Court Theatre to stage 'Jitney,' Moliere and more

    Chicago's Court Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season. Bereft of new work or major reinterpretation, it seems notably less ambitious than in recent years, but will likely please those who like to see familiar, well-regarded titles. The season begins...