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For Hampton resident Jackie Merritt, a concert in Norfolk by Elizabeth Cotten was a life-changing experience. "I didn't get interested in Piedmont blues until that concert," said Merritt, a retired Thomas Nelson Community College art teacher who plays...
Cal ThomasThe Bradley Foundation, a private, independent grant-making organization based in Milwaukee, recently handed out its annual Bradley Prize to four men who have, in the words of the organization's mission statement, "(preserved and defended) the tradition...
firstname.lastname@example.orgLavinia Reid is taking the classic tale “The Little Mermaid” to new heights — or depths — in her innovative ballet adaptation of the beloved under-the-sea tale. Reid said she sees the production as a way to marry the...
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New operas don't often score knock-outs. But, if crowd response were the determining factor, "Approaching Ali" sure sounded like a champion Saturday night at the Kennedy Center, where Washington National Opera presented the premiere of this hour-long...
McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe great African-American comedian and actor Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at age 65 in 2005. By then, Pryor who had mostly retreated from public life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986 had spent his final decade in seclusion....
Roger Wolfson's backyard is not unlike the others that dot this rugged Silver Lake hillside — a narrow slip of grass, on a steep incline, with a distant view of the reservoir. But Wolfson's yard, unlike the others, also has a Roman-style...
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The Hartford CourantWhat do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse? Go for some Shakespearean magic. That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera." The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...
Reuters* U.S. military says quality, quantity of contact rising * Chinese army deliberately reaching out to wider world * Worries linger over espionage, providing too much training By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) -...
Carol Burnett, the trailblazing comedienne whose variety show was a top draw on CBS for over a decade, was named the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday. Burnett, 80, will receive the award in an Oct. 20 in a ceremony to be...
VarietyComedian Carol Burnett has been selected by Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Award will be presented Oct. 20 at a kudofest to be broadcast on PBS stations Oct. 30. Per its time-honored format,...
A conference to help dancers tackle the Sisyphean task of surviving and succeeding in Los Angeles will feature an unprecedented array of city, county, nonprofit and artistic leaders. The inaugural L.A. Dance Summit, scheduled for June 8 at the...
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