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Times Staff WriterThe 200th birthday of Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Princess and the Pea" and dozens more beloved fairy tales, is being celebrated around the world this year with hundreds of events,...
Tags: Hans Christian Andersen, Music Theater, Dancing, Death, Dance
Times Staff WriterWillis Edwards had been in some deep holes before, but nothing had prepared him for that moment, late in 1996, when he arrived at the Veterans Administration hospital in Westwood, 130 pounds left on his 6-foot-3 frame, suffering from AIDS. For most of...
Sun-SentinelBAHAMAS Sidney Poitier, first African-American actor to receive the Academy Award for best actor, born in Miami while parents visited from Bahamas. James Weldon Johnson, Harlem Renaissance poet and author of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice...
NEW YORK - From the moment Sean Penn arrived in Baghdad, eager to advance the cause of peace, he was doomed -- a dead man talking. He was a celebrity, like so many other celebrities who have waded into the treacherous waters of politics or international...
Tags: Cher, Warren Beatty, Tim Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Craig Kilborn
CHICAGO - Entertainer Harry Belafonte is continuing his criticism of the Bush administration and some of its more prominent members, saying the president is not a friend to blacks and their aspirations. Belafonte, 75, said he expects the Bush...
My father was ahead of his time. He theorized that if enough people had racially mixed children, racism would eventually disappear. He did his part: He had six biracial children. I was his third little bridge builder. But what I learned most from my...
Lee Hirsch's "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony" is a great documentary that makes your heart leap with joy. A musical and political record of more than a half-century of South African history, it's the story of a relatively peaceful revolution...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Farrell and Anjelica Huston will release a letter Tuesday signed by a hundred celebrities who want President Bush to stop his war rhetoric toward Iraq. The letter reportedly is signed by stars including Kim Basinger, Matt Damon,...
Carlos Santana, who first gained fame a generation ago with a searing guitar performance at Woodstock, won eight Grammys Wednesday for his comeback album "Supernatural." Each of the 52-year-old guitarist's victories came for a track from "Supernatural,"...
Special to the TribuneEarlier this month, Etta Moten Barnett celebrated her 100th birthday in her home on the South Side. Along with some 400 guests, Harry Belafonte was on hand to lead the celebration. How little many local folks know about this leading African-American...
1. HIGH SIERRA (Raoul Walsh; 1941) 4 stars This savage, melancholy thriller shows an aging outlaw (Humphrey Bogart as Mad Dog Earle) trying to pull his last heist with professionalism while surrounded by incompetents, hotheads, double-crossers, John...
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