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  • The minstrel's legacy

    The minstrel's legacy
    The new book "Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop," by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen, explores the history of minstrelsy, dissecting how it became the most popular form of American entertainment before vaudeville and identifying how elements of the form are present in today's entertainment. In an interview, Taylor, 49, a senior editor with Chicago Review Press, and Austen, 43, editor of Roctober magazine (and an occasional Printers Row Journal contributor), discussed the book. Here is an edited transcript of the conversation.
  • Center Stage gives Baltimore premiere of 'Clybourne Park'

    Center Stage gives Baltimore premiere of  'Clybourne Park'
    In Act 1 of “Clybourne Park,” the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Bruce Norris receiving a potent Baltimore premiere at Center Stage, civility breaks down as white and black characters in a modest Chicago house start talking...

    Take a ride with this 'Daisy'

    Take a ride with this 'Daisy'
    The cast of "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan features a trio of in-sync virtuosos playing freely, playing tightly and playing sweetly. Directed seamlessly by Michael Leeds, the comedy-drama by Alfred Uhry was turned into a mega-...

    Paging Disney's Rich Ross: Whatever you do, don't read this 'Secretariat' review!

     
    Even though Salon's Andrew O'Hehir manages to call "Secretariat" "a work of genius" at one point in his new review, I don't think we'll be seeing Disney putting O'Hehir in its blurb ads this weekend. In fact, I suspect that...

    Theater review: 'Neighbors' at the Matrix Theatre

     
    Just when you thought beer summits were so 2009, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ bracing satire “Neighbors,” now at the Matrix Theatre, turns up to mess with your lazy liberal self. Call it Stepford meets Stepin Fetchit: Richard (Derek Webster), an...