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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes." The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
South Florida Sun-SentinelSOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE Is America Ready for a Real Black President? By Norm Vance Are you ready for a peanut butter and hamburger sandwich? Not sure? Yet someone in Bluffton, Indiana insists it was a favorite of her father and herself....
Jonathan Kirsch Is The Author Of, Most Recently, "a History Of The End Of The World: How The Most Controversial Book In The Bible Changed The Course Of Western Civilization.""LONG years ago, we made a trust with destiny," declared Jawaharlal Nehru, the founding father of modern India, on the occasion of the formal surrender of power by the British imperial authorities. "And now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge....
Downtown Los Angeles: Gayle was live at Biddy Mason Park, where her life is commemorated in a series of plaques on a wall in the park that bears her name. The park is built on what was previously a narrow parking lot and a web of raw alleys, the park,...
The Hartford CourantINDIANAPOLIS -- The good feelings in Storrs brought by the commitment from Marcus White, which closed UConn's recruiting for 2002, lasted less than a week. This week, it's on to 2003, which will be an important class for the Huskies' future. Point guard...
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Times Staff WriterNikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
Northeast MagazineOn Mother's Day, mother was away. For a 17-month-old boy, it is evidently an inconvenience to be the child of two poet-parents. On any given holiday, one of them can stray from Trenton's leafy capital neighborhood to give a reading in a place called New...
Special to The TimesThere's not much of a barrier between Philadelphians and their city's history and culture. They walk briskly past the Liberty Bell on their way to a food-cart lunch, skateboard recklessly down the 100 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and, if you ask...
Tags: Slavery, Maxfield Parrish, Arts and Culture, Arts, Muhammad Ali
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...
Tags: Greenwood, Roland Burris, Slavery, Halle Berry, Arts and Culture
The life of a black celebrity is perilous enough, but the black celebrity who becomes a spokesperson is asking for pure hell. Not only has the outspokenness of those regarded as radicals gotten them into trouble, but as Gary Giddins' recent book "Satchmo"...
Tags: Emma Goldman, Murder, NAACP, Zora Neale Hurston, Government
Tribune staff reporterTommy Hawkins had a decision to make in the spring of 1955. He had finished an exceptional basketball career at Parker High School as Chicago's best player and several colleges were after him. His first visit was to Notre Dame, where he found the...
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