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Cicely Tyson

Career Milestone!

Posted 05.07.2013 | Black Voices

Cicely Tyson’s much-anticipated return to Broadway in the revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" has garnered a tremendous amount of accl...

Theater: The Trip to Bountiful and Cicely Tyson Are Tony Favorites

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You won't brush away the tears at the end of the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful as you might on a more nuanced production. But you will smile.

Transcending Geography

Rex Reed | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

The saga of Horton Foote's wonderful play The Trip to Bountiful, a beautiful and sensitive study of a wise and loving old lady who longs to return to...

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.

Cicely Tyson Delivers In 'The Trip to Bountiful'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Move over, you adorable scamps in "Annie." Settle down, weird girls in "Matilda." Broadway has a new unlikely heroine, a frail widow who h...

Cicely Tyson Goes Home Again In Classic Play

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

There is a Bountiful in everyone, an Edenic place of innocence and tranquility, the refuge to which we each yearn to return if only to replenish the strength to carry on. In a sublime performance in Horton Foote's classic play, Cicely Tyson transports her audience with her as she makes her own way back home.

Spring Is Here! B'Way Producers Talk About Their Shows

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Speaking of back to Broadway -- Bette Midler is coming. I've been waiting for years, and now she is coming. Midler is starring in one of three one-woman shows on the Great White Way this season.

Rosa Parks' Grandfather

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Many of Detroit's youth arts organizations are intentionally carrying forward the inheritance that we honor by remembering figures like Dr. King and Mother Parks, as she is affectionately called among Detroiters.

Behind the Scenes at Inauguration '13 (VIDEO)

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.

For Black History Month, Ten Key Films on the African-American Experience

John Farr | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With Martin Luther King's birthday just past us, and Black History month coming up, the time seems right to celebrate those invaluable films that shed light on the black community's long struggle for equal rights in this country.

'The Help' Nominated For Eight NAACP Image Awards

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- "The Help" has been served eight Image Award nominations. The adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel about black maids sp...

The Help's Chocolate Pie

Miranda Levenstein | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
Miranda Levenstein

I thought of Minny's infamous chocolate pie in The Help. The pie plays a key role in the film, a plot spoiler I will not give away.

From Gods And Monsters and Quiet Riot to Tina Turner and Citizens Of The World: A Conversation With Spencer Proffer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Spencer Proffer is considered a leader in entertainment, pioneering media integrations before it was fashionable to do so.

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

Meet the Black Elite!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

That the charity of New York's best events is secondary, even insignificant, in contrast to the stylishness of those in attendance, is a 'dirty secret' that's routinely denied.

Best Movies By Farr: Obama's Glorious Leap, and Key Films About The African-American Experience

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Prior to the 1960s, race portrayals in movies were mostly confined to servants and railroad porters. Only with the advent of the Civil Rights movement did the film industry dare address the authentic black experience.