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  • 'O say' you can see the flag, manuscript of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in one place

    WASHINGTON It's hard to sing and sometimes hard to remember. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a challenge for even professional singers, who have stumbled over it at venues like the Super Bowl. But it is also the national anthem, the patriotic musical...
  • York High School poet: This is just the beginning

    York High School poet: This is just the beginning
    WILLIAMSBURG — Nanavale Toma told her fellow York High School graduates that she was going to be a scientist. No, a doctor. No, president. "No, I want to be an astronaut. Blast off into space, zoom away into the great unknown, brave an adventure...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • Filthy, violent lyrics: Enough already!

    A whole lot of folks think it's cute to see young children twerking and singing along to sexually suggestive songs. They laugh. Maybe post a YouTube video of it. Not two-time Grammy winner Carvin G. "Ransum" Haggins. After visiting a beauty salon in...
  • Film Review: 'The Butterfly's Dream'

    Purportedly Turkey's most expensive film production to date, "The Butterfly's Dream" offers a glossily romantic take on a story at least loosely derived from real life. Its subjects are Muzaffer Uslu and Rustu Onur, two aspiring provincial poets who...
  • Charles Wright named new U.S. poet laureate

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September. “I’m going to try to pull up...
  • Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]

    By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]
    I was listening to a local radio news program when I heard the anchor say that Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. To make sure the report was accurate, I called a friend, who knows her through a close friendship with Angelou's grandson. She confirmed what I was...
  • Former Lyric chief to advise San Diego Opera

     Former Lyric chief to advise San Diego Opera
    William Mason, the retired general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named to the newly created position of artistic adviser to the embattled San Diego Opera, the company announced Friday. The appointment, for a duration yet to be finalized...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...
  • Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'

    Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'
    Many Americans came to know author Maya Angelou as they know their closest friends and loved ones. She revealed her heart and soul in seven best-selling memoirs that documented her rise from poverty and violence to literary greatness.  Her first memoir,...