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FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

The great playwright August Wilson has been the voice and mirror for many African-Americans over the years.  Where fiery writer James Baldwin who was extremely articulate but angry and rightly so, railed at the injustices experienced by many African-Americans, Wilson just quietly and brilliantly opened a window to the everyday existence of black life and […]

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

OLD GLOBE DEBUTS “MACBETH” FOR 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

It’s been said that there are only 36 plotlines for even the most brilliant and inspired playwrights to render. The progenitor and genius for English speakers in this regard is Shakespeare.  The master of plot, the conductor and orchestrator of emotions, the person most responsible for inspiring playwrights over the last 400 years. There are […]

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler may be a 19th century gal but she could easily fit into the machinations of any 21st century society with a tweak here and a left turn there.   Then as now, Hedda Gabler wannabes show up with regularity. Take any Bette Davis or Joan Crawford movie or Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little […]

Prince found dead in studio at 57 – reports

Prince found dead in studio at 57 – reports

Legendary pop star Prince has reportedly died at his studio in Minnesota, days after his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing due to the singer’s ill health. Minnesota police sparked speculation about the Purple Rain artist’s passing, tweeting that it was investigating a death at his Paisley Park estate. According to TMZ […]

‘Civil’ GOP debate: Trump, Cruz, Rubio attack Washington, not each other

‘Civil’ GOP debate: Trump, Cruz, Rubio attack Washington, not each other

Five days before major primaries in Florida and Ohio, the Republican debate took on a more measured tone after the nasty insults of previous debates. Front-runner Donald Trump even remarked, “I can’t believe how civil it’s been up here.” There was also an attempt to discuss more substantive issues such as Social Security, ISIS, trade […]

Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman – president

Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman – president

The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested after his scandalous prison break last year, the Mexican president announced via his Twitter. “Mission completed: we’ve got him. I’d like to inform the Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been detained,” Enrique Pena Nieto wrote. Five people were killed and one marine was […]

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