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  • Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested I write something about Dee, who was 91 years old when she died. I wasn't feeling another obit after writing about Angelou because it's hard seeing those go who have had such a positive impact on people's lives worldwide.
  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...

    Award-winning young quartet serves up classics

    If the Wasmuth Quartet is not a familiar name, that's precisely the reason why the Candlelight Concert Society is presenting this young chamber music ensemble on Sunday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This season-...

    Eschenbach leads National Symphony in transcendent account of Bruckner Eighth

    Eschenbach leads National Symphony in transcendent account of Bruckner Eighth
    Anton Bruckner's epic symphonies, rather like the structures of Stonehenge, continue to loom large and strange and beautiful. These products of a fierce faith do not give up their secrets easily. No wonder many listeners, in Bruckner's day and since,...