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  • Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay

    Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay
    On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun. The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
  • Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre

    Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre
  • Emmylou Harris, in the moment

    Emmylou Harris, in the moment
    Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia. The...
  • 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...
  • Jackson: Obama's place in movement

     
    by Rick Pearson The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the anticipated nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate represents a crowning achievement for the civil rights movement as well as an "I-told-you-so" moment in the history of...
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......
  • Slain L.A. theater director-producer Ben Bradley is remembered

     
    Bennett Bradley of Hollywood’s Fountain Theatre won awards for directing and producing plays that burrowed deeply into the African American experience, but friends and colleagues remembered Monday that he savored and contributed to nearly all of the...
  • Arrest made in death of Fountain Theatre director-producer Ben Bradley

     
    The L.A. Now blog is reporting this afternoon that Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of Bennett Bradley, a longtime director and producer at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Bradley, 59, was found......
  • Arrest made in slaying of East Hollywood theater director [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a longtime director of an East Hollywood theater, department officials said today.Bennett Bradley, 59, was found stabbed to death Jan. 2 at his Mid-Wilshire-area...
  • Murder suspect had relationship with slain director of East Hollywood theater

     
    A man who police said had a romantic relationship with a longtime director of an East Hollywood theater has been arrested in connection with his murder, Los Angeles police officials said today. Jose Fructuoso, 25, of Los Angeles is being......