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Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."

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"Awake and Sing!": Classic proletarian theater, so timely

Newcomers to the work of Clifford Odets, the Group Theatre's greatest dramatist, as well as longtime fans familiar with this avatar of proletarian theater, are in for a treat at North Hollywood's Lonny Chapman Theatre.

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Who knew? Those wacky Renaissance faires have radical roots

Faires have consistently provided a place for a mostly working-class audience to celebrate working-class and peasant culture from all around the world.