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  • Plays continue discussions about race that were begun in 'A Raisin in the Sun' [Commentary]

    The first time I saw Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" I was a young girl, and it was in black and white on television. It starred Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Ivan Dixon, Diana Sands and others from the cast when it was on Broadway. As I watched the TV version, I remember laughing at times, getting angry at others and shedding tears as I watched the story of the close-knit black Younger family unfold.
  • Education fundraiser to be held in memory of Kim Weber [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    The sixth annual AMW Putting Fore Pink Golf Classic will be held again this year on June 10 at the Glenn Dale Golf Club. This event is in memory of local resident Kim Weber, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2007. Proceeds from the event provide financial...

    Robert M. Fresco, Documentarian and Horror Pic Writer, Dies at 83

    Robert M. Fresco, a writer of horror films who went on to win a 1969 Oscar for his documentary short "Czechoslovakia 1968," died in Manhattan of cancer on Feb. 14. He was 83. The docu short, produced, written and directed by Fresco and Denis Sanders,...

    'Acidy' Cassidy, that woman from Chicago

     'Acidy' Cassidy, that woman from Chicago
    This article was excerpted and adapted from Chris Jones' new book. "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune  Critics" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is a collection of reviews of theater productions from "Rip...

    When New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Honored Julie Harris

    I attended a gala at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1995 honoring Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee and Julie Harris. Ms. Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod. I wrote:     "Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...