Arts & Entertainment

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Women’s Capoeira weekend in Connecticut fuses art and struggle

Community members in New Haven were introduced to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira during a women's weekend with Brazilian Mestra Tisza Coelho.

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This week in history: New Smithsonian African American Museum opens

Efforts to erect such a museum go back as far as 1915, when it was originally proposed by African-American Civil War veterans.

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"Bridget Jones's Baby": Good fun for women and men

The story has lots of laughs generated by sight gags, broad slapstick, witty dialogue and many mature references (minus snickering) to sex, body functions, body parts and paternity.

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Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”

The show is a Greek-style tragedy covering diverse issues including homoeroticism in a hyper-masculine proletariat.

Using fashion to celebrate the full spectrum of genders and abilities

"Within ten years we can change the fashion industry," says Sky Cubacub, whose Rebirth Garments line embraces the differences in all of us.

Ronnie Gilbert's "Radical Life in Song"

A memoir isn't a well-researched biography by a historian; it is a remembering fat with feelings; this is a gloriously personal invitation to us to see how she saw it.

“Dutch Masters”: A terse, tense dissection of race in America

"The deeper I investigated, the more I related to what these characters are searching for and the ideas that are dramatized."

"Next to Normal," brave, hyperactive musical on a small stage

It promises "an emotional rollercoaster, an inspiring and touching, if not transformative, experience for audiences," and largely succeeds despite the questionable premises of the book itself.

"A Raisin in the Sun," theatrical gem now in Santa Monica

If by some chance you are unfamiliar with this play, it's time to get to know it; those who know it will find this a fresh, intimate and revelatory production.

Politics, music, drama alive on death row in "Scottsboro Boys"

In a grotesque political season, Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow) brings entertainment to politics in a way that, for all the pain and tragedy...