Arts & Entertainment

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“Recorded in Hollywood”: Black musical pioneer John Dolphin’s story on stage

We simply cannot accept that Recorded in Hollywood might close and never be heard from again. It has Broadway lights twinkling all over it. 

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In “The Marvin Gaye Story,” sexual healing is the political

The music gives us this clarity about who we are, how we can be, the world we can achieve. 

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Anti-slavery classic revived for the stage as “Tom”

A nineteenth-century American classic, re-imagined for the stage as a tale of racial injustice.

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“Turn Me Loose”: Dick Gregory brought to life on NYC stage

Provocative and at times hilarious, the new one-man show captures Gregory's way of afflicting the comfortable.

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A desire to change the world: Author Gary Murrell on Herbert Aptheker

During the height of the "Red Scare," Aptheker was considered by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous communist in the United States."

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This week in history: Hattie McDaniel, first African American Oscar winner

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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Documentary on Black Panther Party explores organization’s complex history

The film shows people who wanted to stand up and fight back against the oppression they faced.

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General Nat Turner, the Black Spartacus in a new play

It does not do Turner and his courageous followers justice, but it may be worth seeing for those who know little about one of the most electrifying moments in American history.

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Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.

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Misty Copeland named first black female principal dancer at ABT

Ms. Copeland, the dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer on Tuesday.

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