“BLACK HISTORY LIVE TOUR 2019: A PORTRAYAL OF MAYA ANGELOU”By Colorado Humanities, Friday, 10-10:45 a.m. for elementary school students, free; 11:15 a.m.-noon for middle and high school students, free; 6-7:30 p.m., $5, reservations recommended for all performances; 385-5990, cspm.org, [email protected] else: Multicultural Black History Production, with music, dance, poetry, fashion, re-enactment and tribute, featuring Tony Exum Jr., E Da La, Little G, Aretha Franklin tribute by Roshay Neil and Lisa Rudolph, and Shirley Caesar tribute by Christian House of Prayer Choir and Miss Bobbi, 4 p.m. Sunday, Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, donations only; 502-7103, stargazerstheatre.com.Most people remember Maya Angelou for her poems, but she was also a singer, dancer, writer and activist who worked with Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.“She expressed the black American experience of a woman for the first time in her book ‘I Know Why … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum celebrates Black History Month with portrayal of Maya Angelou
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr and Janice Page Globe Staff February 14, 2019 One of the most nominated studios is a streaming service. A year that saw any number of good movies from women directors produced nominations for none. The best picture winner may be a black-and-white foreign film. And no one knows what the hell is happening with the ceremonies.This isn’t your mother’s Oscars. It isn’t anybody’s Oscars. When the 91st annual Academy Awards are broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles next Sunday, they will be hostless and a strict three hours long, with four categories ignominiously shunted to the commercial breaks. The eight best picture nominees include two box-office blockbusters (including the first comic-book movie ever nominated), a rock biopic, a political biopic, a Spike Lee joint, a piece of British royalty Oscar bait except it’s … [Read more...] about The Oscars: Who’ll win, who should win, who shouldn’t
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 14:15 05 January 2019 Steve Russell The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold more than 50million copies and been translated into more than 60 languages Archant One minute you’re curled up, savouring the latest Agatha Christie mystery. The next, 50 years have passed in a flash. Still, looking back at books of yesteryear does raise happy memories Agatha Christie Picture:: PAIf I had to bet on the year that children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, mafia story The Godfather and The French Lieutenant’s Woman came out, I’d lose my money by some distance. It seems like yesterday (well, mid-1970s at the earliest, surely?) but it was long-ago 1969 – the year America put a man on the moon.Was it a vintage year for the printed word? Here’s a gallop through some of the additions to the bookshelves that year. See what you remember; what you loved; what you detested.Some people were a bit sniffy about … [Read more...] about What were you reading in 1969?
By Andrew Dansby Published 6:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 I love year-end music lists as a reader and consumer and fear them as a typist, because, well, I feel differently about albums constantly. And I also find some of my favorite recordings from a particular year long after that year has concluded. Andy Shauf’s “The Party” ended up my one or two favorite albums of 2016, only I didn’t realize that until I heard it. In 2017. Fortunately, albums come with no expiration date. Yet the rules are the rules. And I should say, that the top recording here speaks to the benefits of letting a recording settle into your mind. Not a jumpy, distracted stream play, but something you do over and over to see if you can figure out where the musicians were coming from when they made it and why it gets into your marrow. Because I’m a dummy, I dropped the needle on Low’s “Double Negative” and nearly marched the LP back to the … [Read more...] about Andrew Dansby: The best albums of 2018