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  • Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play

    Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play
    She was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
  • 'American Night' at Yale Rep Offers Revisionist Historical Hilarity

    'American Night' at Yale Rep Offers Revisionist Historical Hilarity
    American Night — The Ballad of Juan José Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.   American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
  • Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power

    Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power
    Ever since the late 1990s, the forces behind the Pulitzer Prize in music have tried to push the award outside the narrow precincts of classical composition. On Monday, the Pulitzers made the next dramatic step in that evolution, with jazz musician...
  • Getting Control Of Guns For All Americans

    "If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms." — Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
  • 'Family' connections: How Phylicia Rashad found Stovall and his play set in Hyde Park

    'Family' connections:  How Phylicia Rashad found Stovall and his play set in Hyde Park
    When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
  • Emmylou Harris, in the moment

    Emmylou Harris, in the moment
    Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia. The...
  • Q&A: 'The Help' star Emma Stone reveals what turns her into a 'rage-filled lunatic'

    Q&A: 'The Help' star Emma Stone reveals what turns her into a 'rage-filled lunatic'
    “The Help” marks the third Emma Stone movie released in four weeks, following “Friends with Benefits” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Isn’t she worried about, uh, Stone-verkill? “Stone-verkill! Yes! Coined a word,...
  • On Trayvon Martin and a mom’s worst fear

     
    Although I have obsessively read and re-read news stories about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami boy shot dead last month by a self-proclaimed neighborhood-watch captain in a Sanford community, I haven't been able to watch any television coverage...
  • Trayvon Martin: Gov. Rick Scott promises thorough investigation

     
    On NBC's "Meet the Press," presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Trayvon could be this generation's Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett's killing "sparked the civil rights movement," Goodwin...
  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
  • California lawmakers don hoodies to protest Trayvon Martin case

     
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.......
  • Music review: Wadada Leo Smith’s 'Ten Freedom Summers,' REDCAT

     
    Josef Woodard reviews Wadada Leo Smith’s opus 'Ten Freedom Summers,' For the performances, the REDCAT stage was divided between Smith's “jazz-”minded Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music....