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  • L.A.'s Central Avenue heyday evoked with panache in 'Dunbar Hotel'

    L.A.'s Central Avenue heyday evoked with panache in 'Dunbar Hotel'
    “Meet Me at the Dunbar” is more than a title song — it’s a gateway into the storied cultural and architectural Los Angeles landmark that springs vividly to life in the world premiere of “The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel” from Robey Theatre Company, in association with Los Angeles Theatre Center.
  • In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life

    In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life
    Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter Tchaikovsky and heard the propaganda that life here was better than...

    Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

    Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night's Governors Awards, citing Hollywood's often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow...

    Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...

    Katharine Hepburn Biopic by Indie Producers in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

    A biopic about Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn is in development by independent producers, based on William J. Mann's "Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn." Producers are Richard Akel and Janice Hammond of Four Stars International, and Michael Mosca of...