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  • Maya Angelou dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career

    Maya Angelou dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career
    The pioneering, multi-talented artist and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known as a prolific poet and memoirist. But over the course of her freewheeling life, which  included stints as a dancer, singer,...
  • Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial

    Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial
    Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • A bite of Thanksgiving dinner year-round in Orlando

    A bite of Thanksgiving dinner year-round in Orlando
    The Thanksgiving tables have been cleared. The leftovers are packed in the refrigerator. And party planners have turned their thoughts to the remaining days of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrations. But for many it's hard to give up...
  • 11 Nutcrackers You Shouldn't Miss for the Holidays

    11 Nutcrackers You Shouldn't Miss for the Holidays
    If you are a nut, then you may want to consider leaving town. The holiday season is bringing several “Nutcracker” ballets to South Florida. Here’s a roundup of 11 “Nutcrackers” you shouldn’t miss: BOCA BALLET...
  • Oportunidades para ver 'El Cascanueces' esta Navidad

    Oportunidades para ver 'El Cascanueces' esta Navidad
    El Cascanueces ("The Nutcracker") es sinónimo con la Navidad, y aquí le presentamos algunas adaptaciones de esta obra clásica el sur de Florida. MIAMI YOUTH BALLET Versión coreografiada por Yanis Pikieris y Marielena Mencia para 100 bailadores...
  • Christmas tree goes up at Glendale City Hall

    Christmas tree goes up at Glendale City Hall
    For the first time in three years, the city of Glendale hosted a Christmas tree-lighting event in Parcher Plaza at City Hall. While the city still erected a tree and decorated it in the past, tight budgeting prompted officials to nix the roughly $2,000...
  • Hampton University hosts Kwanzaa shopping event

    Hampton University hosts Kwanzaa shopping event
    The Hampton University Museum will host its annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The museum shop specializes in African and African-American art gifts, perfect for celebrating the Kwanzaa holiday. Gifts range...
  • With Year Fast Fleeting, A Happy Greeting

    Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year. It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer. I write it with gusto and plot it out happily. I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli. By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier If I had the...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • Kwanzaa begins Wednesday; parade planned in South L.A.

     
    The weeklong Kwanzaa holiday begins Wednesday and crowds are expected to gather in South Los Angeles to kick off the celebration. The 36th annual KwanZaa Gwaride Parade and Festival is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams and......