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  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
  • California lawmakers don hoodies to protest Trayvon Martin case

     
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.......
  • Music review: Wadada Leo Smith’s 'Ten Freedom Summers,' REDCAT

     
    Josef Woodard reviews Wadada Leo Smith’s opus 'Ten Freedom Summers,' For the performances, the REDCAT stage was divided between Smith's “jazz-”minded Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music....
  • Bob Dylan demos, early mono albums on the way

     
    Columbia Records is wrapping up a trove of early Bob Dylan recordings that will surface in time for the holidays, among them 47 early demo recordings by the fabled singer-songwriter that previously had never been officially released. The other major......
  • Ovation Awards nominations announced for 2009-10 season

     
    The nominations for the 2010 Ovation Awards were announced Monday evening at the Autry National Center for the American West. The awards, organized by the Los Angeles Stage Alliance, are intended to honor excellence in L.A.-area theater productions in...
  • Ed Harris, Chris Pine among Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's nominees for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its nominations for the 2010 season on Tuesday. The Antaeus Company's production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" topped the list with five nominations, while Rogue Machine's "Four Places," Actors Co-op's "Wit,"...
  • Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announces winners for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners for 2010 at a ceremony at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Monday evening. The awards, which recognize excellence in L.A. and Orange County theater, are voted on by theater critics......
  • PBS' 'Freedom Riders' marks civil rights milestone

    "American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...
  • Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror

    Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror
    We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...
  • Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years

    Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years
    The former director of historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for her role in a macabre scheme reselling occupied burial plots and dumping their first human remains in a hidden field. Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pled...
  • "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd

    "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd
    "Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd Lawrence Hill Books, 144 pages, $19.95 In the summer of 1955, when Simeon Wright was 12, nothing excited him more than the coming arrival...