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  • Tazewell Thompson lends his seasoned touch to 'Ruined'

    Tazewell Thompson lends his seasoned touch to 'Ruined'
    Until this winter, Tazewell Thompson had made only one visit to Baltimore. In 1991, the New York-born and -based theater/opera director, not to mention playwright, was here as an audience member to attend a premiere of a play about Scott Joplin at Center Stage.
  • Oscars: Academy makes progress with 'American Sniper'

    Oscars: Academy makes progress with 'American Sniper'
    With the Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken a lot of lumps for a lack of diversity. But the academy made a lot of progress this year in other ways. In putting up "American Sniper" for best picture, voters...

    Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...

    Meryl Streep as Maria Callas -- a masterpiece is coming!

    "I'd like to rip her throat out!" This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997. But that might be the only role Miss Streep...

    TCM to salute Ruby Dee

    TCM to salute Ruby Dee
    The late, great Ruby Dee will be saluted when TCM screens two of her films Saturday. Dee, the veteran actress and activist for civil rights, died June 11 at age 91. TCM will present "Edge of the City" at 4:15 p.m. June 28 and follow it with "A...