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Calendar, Night&Day Letters From Grace

Letters From Grace

Television viewers might recognize Anna Deavere Smith from her roles on The West Wing and Nurse Jackie but, in the world of theater, the documentary performances of this MacArthur Fellow are considered nothing short of genius. Tackling controversial topics,…
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Culture, Art Post-Traumatic: Recovering History Through Photos and Flying Books

Post-Traumatic: Recovering History Through Photos and Flying Books

What happens in Birmingham, Ala., is a microcosm of the United States — both good and bad — and in 1963, that microcosm was almost unfathomable: White racists planted bombs at an African-American church, killing four African-American girls and wounding…
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Calendar, Night&Day For The Kids

For The Kids

“Freedom Movement: Stories of People in Struggle” intends to share parts of the fight rights equality that books and photographs don’t fully capture. The local organization Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement shares personal stories about the civil…
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Music, Hatebreed’s fan-friendly model for survival

Hatebreed’s fan-friendly model for survival

Tough economic times affected all branches of the entertainment industry in 2009, and the live music scene is no exception. In a recent MSN Music online poll of metal fans, 33.3 percent of respondents said they were going to fewer…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Can Too

You Can Too

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the prescient speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination in 1968, was like an oratory bookend to his history-making “I Have a Dream” address. Responding to death threats,…
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4 Little Girls Spike Lee's documentary on the church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four children in September 1963 correctly focuses on the lives and deaths of those children, spending most of its time with the fine, decent people…
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