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  • Baltimore-born producer to develop Josephine Baker musical

    The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe.
  • Who said it? A look back

    Who said it? A look back
    During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans. See if you can match the quote with the person who said it. The famous quote: 1. "Surely the day will come when color means...

    'Jazz Age Josephine' by Jonah Winter

    'Jazz Age Josephine' by Jonah Winter
    "Jazz Age Josephine" By Jonah Winter, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman Atheneum, $16.99, ages 7-10 Jonah Winter doesn't duck the task of showing both the lows and highs in Josephine Baker's life, starting with the miseries in her early childhood and even...

    Paris glitters with romance, history and possibility

    Paris glitters with romance, history and possibility
    PARIS — Paris is a city where possibilities are endless, expectations are high, and no one doubts that magic can happen. Anyone who saw Woody Allen's recent homage to the City of Lights, "Midnight in Paris," knows what I'm talking about. Allen's...

    Michelle Williams' new role: headliner

    As a member of the hit girl-group Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams had a backup role to frontwoman Beyonce. But as an actress, Williams has found herself playing the leading lady. With stints in Broadway plays such as "Aida," "The Color Purple" and...