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MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM by August Wilson showcases Robeson Theatre's depth of talent. THE BASICS: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, a Tony Award winning play by August Wilson, directed by Willie Judson Jr., runs through December 24, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 4 at the Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural [...]
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Recent heavy rain could soak up NC farmers' profits “Nobody really knows yet.” Bad news for Ward and the other Eastern North Carolina farmers – as well as apple growers in the western part of the state – could have a trickle-down effect, McCrory said, for the places where they live, work and shop. “We [...]
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Sugarfoot Stomp Jazz owes its origins to the bump and grind of turn-of-the-century brothels and the colored waif orphanages of the South's great cities, but where is the wellspring of swing? If you say Chicago, the answer is no. Benny Goodman would be the first to [...]
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Spoken Word Legend Saul Williams on Poetry, Art & Resistance spoken word artist. Twenty years ago, Williams won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion. Over the past two decades, he has forged a career mixing poetry, music and acting. In 2014 he performed in the first Broadway hip-hop musical [...]
Make room in your kitchen cupboards and counters. Here`s a sampling of new products introduced at the 84th National Housewares Manufacturer`s Exposition in McCormick Place. More than 1,850 exhibitors displayed their wares, many of which will not be in department stores until summer. But keep your eyes peeled for:-- Sharp Electronics Corp. offers Half Pints, a line of subcompact microwave ovens in five Art Deco colors. With a 400-watt output power capacity, the oven cooks a bit slower than...
April 11, 1987|By Janice Kalmar, United Press InternationalJust when you thought you had everything for your home, manufacturers have come up with colored trash bags, a Miss Piggy bathroom scale, blinking ice buckets and a one-handed pepper mill.More than 1,950 exhibitors representing the $23.2 billion housewares industry set up shop at the recent four-day 86th International Housewares Exposition at McCormick Place, Chicago.Some of the not-so-necessary but unique products on display included...
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy art, design and photography exhibitions at New York museums and art galleries this weekend. At many museums, children under 12 and museum members are admitted free. Addresses, unless otherwise noted, are in Manhattan. Most galleries are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but hours vary and should be checked by telephone. Gallery admission is free. * denotes a highly recommended show.Museums''AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS, 1929-1945:...
First Posted: 1/15/2009The editor of the weekly newspaper in a small town is one of the most influential persons in the community, according to a study conducted in 2004 by a private business enterprise in the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, North Carolina. An editor determines the newspaper’s weekly headline, which news items will be published and what political or social issues will be endorsed or challenged in the editorial column. The editor is usually well known by the merchants of...