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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock</i> Details the Life of an Unsung Civil-Rights Hero

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Details the Life of an Unsung Civil-Rights Hero

In 1957, nine young black students showed up for their first day at Little Rock Central High School. They faced an angry white mob and the Arkansas National Guard, which had been deployed by the governor to resist federal…
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Calendar, Night&Day Why Community Organizers Matter

Why Community Organizers Matter

In 1957, nine young black students showed up for their first day at Little Rock Central High School. They faced an angry white mob and the Arkansas National Guard, which had been deployed by the governor to resist federal desegregation…
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Music, Cap&#146;n Jazz reunites for a tour of self-discovery

Cap’n Jazz reunites for a tour of self-discovery

The reunion of Cap'n Jazz isn't getting the headlines Pavement has been showered with this summer, but for a lot of people — namely those who cherish the great Midwestern emo boom of the mid-'90s — it is an even…
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Music, Tenor Sax Player Pharoah Sanders Lives Large at SF Jazz Fest

Tenor Sax Player Pharoah Sanders Lives Large at SF Jazz Fest

"Trane was the father, Pharoah was the son, I was the Holy Ghost," tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler said in the mid-'60s. He was speaking of the free-jazz sax hierarchy headed by John Coltrane and followed by himself and Arkansas-born Pharoah…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Audience Participation

Audience Participation

ONGOING 3/9-20 The photo remains shocking, 48 years later: Elizabeth Eckford, one of the "Little Rock Nine," a group of African-American students who desegregated Central High in Little Rock, Ark., in the late 1950s, walks ahead of a jeering mob…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

The Thrill, the Agony Thirty-six-year old John Daniel came out of the closet while sitting inside a pleasant bar in Little Rock, Ark., owned by Norma Kristi, founder of the Miss Gay America pageant system and consequently the contest's first…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Pop quiz! How are the four following events related? Sept. 29, 1513: Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean. Sept. 29, 1846: Astronomer Johann Galle finds the planet Neptune. Sept. 29, 1957: President Eisenhower commands Army troops to…
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