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Maya Angelou

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  • 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' resonates marvelously

     'What Happened, Miss Simone?' resonates marvelously
    "What Happened, Miss Simone?" answers its own question. This impressive and deeply felt documentary starts with that query, asked by Maya Angelou in a 1970 magazine article, and then intimately examines the tumultuous, at times tragic life of the exquisite vocal stylist who battled her troubled personal history as well as the world's injustices.
  • Music Center cuts back its arts education at schools

    Students at Don Julian Elementary School in La Puente studied the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou this spring, but they did far more than just read and memorize the lines. Teaching artists met each week with students, showing them how to make...

    Commentary: When a person's words become someone else's

    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screenwriters James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck wrote this famous line for the John Ford-directed 1962 film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Such a...

    Thumbs Up For Carolyn Kuan, Hartford Symphony

    Thumbs up to Hartford Symphony for signing Carolyn Kuan for six more years as music director. And thumbs up to Maestra Kuan for her commitment to Greater Hartford. Symphony board president James Remis is right about her "tireless creative energy." The...

    Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou

    Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou
    In 1993, Tavis Smiley was an ambitious yet unworldly former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Maya Angelou was, among other things, a bestselling author and groundbreaking poet who had recently become the first African American and first woman to...