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Maya Angelou

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  • Maya Angelou's wisdom, courage hailed by first lady, Clinton and Oprah

    An inspiration, an angel, a guiding star and the greatest woman ever known. The accolades bestowed upon author, performer and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou were numerous Saturday as former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and First Lady...
  • Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages

     Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages
    Ruby Dee packed a lot of power in a tiny package. Barely topping 5 feet, 2 inches, she nevertheless loomed large. Still, there was a softness alongside the steel, a smile gracing her face more often than a frown. There was a kindness in her eyes, a...
  • Maya Angelou's memorial service to be live-streamed

    Seating will be limited for Maya Angelou’s private memorial service at the campus of Wake Forest University on Saturday, officials said. But in another sense, the entire world has been invited — the proceedings will be live-streamed, the North...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Group sends female inmates books

    Group sends female inmates books
    The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
  • 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)...