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Maya Angelou

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  • Hampton Road Reader Events

    Hampton Road Reader Events
    The life and works of Maya Angelou will be celebrated Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the College of William and Mary's Tucker Hall Theater. The presentation includes short readings of Angelou's works by students and faculty, as well as a performance by the Leah...
  • Hampton Roads poetry community thrives on readings

    A poet once told me that to enjoy poetry, you must read it aloud to appreciate the nuances of the word choices and hear the rhythms that bring the stories to life. If that's true, Hampton Roads poetry fans can count themselves among the fortunate. There...
  • Rethinking childhood 'whippings' after Peterson's arrest

    Rethinking childhood 'whippings' after Peterson's arrest
    If you're a baby boomer like me, the recent controversy over a football player who whipped his son with a switch probably has you looking back and reassessing your own childhood. Like many folks who raised children in 1950s and '60s, my parents relied...
  • Maya Angelou appearance in Norfolk postponed, health cited

    Maya Angelou appearance in Norfolk postponed, health cited
    A lecture by author Maya Angelou scheduled for May 2 at Chrysler Hall has been postponed. According to a news release, Angelou’s health is the cause of the delay. Angelou turned 85 in early April. The talk was to coincide with the Norfolk...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: Watch skies for crow on estrogen

    Live with vultures, become a vulture; live with crows, become a crow. —Laotian proverb * Why did the crow cross the road? The giggle answer that rose up was "to get to the other side," of course. As the black bird with the wide stance...
  • Small Wonders: Dreaming Father's Day dreams

    Small Wonders: Dreaming Father's Day dreams
    It's an age-old question with as many answers as there are muffin-topped men afraid to talk about their feelings wandering the barbecue aisle at Home Depot on Saturday: What to do for Father's Day? So here to aid, abet and entertain you is "The...
  • Maya Angelou, E.L. Doctorow to get honorary National Book Awards

    Maya Angelou, E.L. Doctorow to get honorary National Book Awards
    The National Book Foundation has announced that Maya Angelou is this year's recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community. Over Angelou's 50-plus years as a writer and poet, she has won...
  • Burb's Eye View: Planting inspiration's seed

    Burb's Eye View: Planting inspiration's seed
    The plumeria tree outside Linda Garcia's house gave and gave again. Its soft, five-point blossoms pulsed color from its boughs, shining out to the sidewalk and the dog walkers who passed the house on their daily rounds. One day, it was gone. Someone...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Paul (Dylan Bruce)...
  • Why Kenan Thompson won't dress in drag anymore on 'SNL'

    Why Kenan Thompson won't dress in drag anymore on 'SNL'
    Kenan Thompson is fed up with having to wear a dress on "Saturday Night Live." A 10-year veteran of NBC's sketch comedy show, Thompson has donned drag to play characters such as Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. And it's not just...
  • Joseph S. Eubanks

    Joseph S. Eubanks
    Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....