Amiri Baraka, influential African American writer and firebrand, dies at 79 -
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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to announce re-election bid Thursday - 21 Jun 2017
On Monday, Baraka -- son of the late poet and activist Amiri Baraka -- will join city employers to lay out details of his "Newark 2020" initiative, which aims to hire 2,020 city residents by the year 2020. Baraka has raised taxes to pay for additional ...
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Jamaican ex-pat: X-associate in Paris, France

Caribbean Life - 27 Jun 2017
He has written short stories that were included in Langston Hughes' anthology “The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers,” poetry in ”Black Fire,” edited by Larry Neal and Amiri Baraka; and an essay on Malcolm X in Europe in John Henry Clarke's “Malcolm ...
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Living Theatre, Part 4

TheaterJones Performing Arts News - 31 May 2017
In the Mayl edition of his column about starting a theater company, Aaron Zilbermann and Tiana Kaye Johnson discuss their first production, Amiri Baraka's Dutchman. by Aaron Zilbermann published Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Editor's Note: This is the ...
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St. James to honor Tubman award winner

Ithaca Journal - 21 Jun 2017
A fan of the theater, Lee said some of her fondest memories are from attending plays of Black Arts Movement legends like Ed Bullins and Amiri Baraka while in high school. "I realize that giving back and paying forward is extremely important," Lee said.
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David Murray: Deepest diver alive

City Pulse - 22 Jun 2017
(Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed are among Murray's spoken-word collaborators.) “He's somewhere between an orator, a Zenlike musician and singer, but then he plays percussion. He's got a lot of different things that make him a very unique and special artist.
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Brooklyn Rail - 24 Jun 2017
Some of the voices included in the numerous record anthologies Giorno compiled and released are John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, Diane di Prima, Amiri Baraka, John Cage, Frank Zappa, Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and Laurie Anderson, among ...
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Everybody s John Giorno

Village Voice - 21 Jun 2017
John Ashbery, the Black Panthers, John Wieners, Bernadette Mayer, Joe Brainard, Amiri Baraka, and Frank O'Hara were just a few of the voices a caller might have heard. Giorno later compiled several Dial-A-Poem's “greatest hits” LP collections, of which ...
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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: June 8-11

D Magazine - 08 Jun 2017
The new theater company Metamorphosis is staging Amiri Baraka's Dutchman at Arts Mission Oak Cliff, the old Winnetka Heights church recently transformed into an arts venue and performance space. From the snowy north, Vancouver's BC Ballet brings the ...
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Waiting, and ducking bullets, in the unflinching new 'Pass Over'

Chicago Tribune - 12 Jun 2017
He represents a similar temptation to that of Lulu, the white woman in Amiri Baraka's "Dutchman," another iconic work that informs this one. He's not the only white man who comes calling. So does a police officer (also played by the truly creepy ...
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Wesley Clark's Latest Exhibit Brings Viewers to the Mountaintop

Nashville Scene - 22 Jun 2017
W.E.B Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Octavia Butler, Huey Newton, Malcolm X and many others have written the books, novels, poems, essays and speeches that have mapped the progress of black American consciousness ...

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