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Thinking of Ruby Dee

New Yorker (blog) - 12 Jun 2014
I was lying in bed—otherwise known as my office—just now, listening to WBLS, when one of the commentators announced that Ruby Dee had died, at the age of ninety-one. I had such a rush of feelings about this, because Dee had been present during a ...
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Jimmy Carter Fast Facts

KPAX-TV - 22 Sep 2017
February 11, 2007 - Wins a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio book of "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis." He shares the award with Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. April 17, 2008 - Meets with Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt.
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Arts Fest Activities at New Rochelle Public Libraries

Talk of the Sound - 23 Sep 2017
At the Grand Market in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, an Arts-Free-for-All will allow participants of all ages to create community art projects alongside local artists and teachers. Members of the New Rochelle Art Association will help with an amazing ...
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'Raisin in the Sun' kicks off Two River season

Asbury Park Press - 11 Sep 2017
Take those elevated expectations, add the names of the artists who've risen to its challenge (Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Audra McDonald, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, even Sean "Diddy" Combs), and one might think that actors would tiptoe gingerly ...
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'Raisin in the Sun' still relevant more than 50 years later

Omaha World-Herald - 07 Sep 2017
It's as relevant today as it was when it opened on Broadway starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett Jr. The title comes from a Langston Hughes poem that ruminates on dreams: Will they “dry up/like a raisin in the sun ...
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Concert review | TajMo: Duo returns to their acoustic blues roots

The Columbus Dispatch - 09 Sep 2017
Mo (65) began recording music following in his path in 1980 and Davis (also 65)—the son of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis—released his Mahal-influenced debut in 1995. “Don't Leave Me Here,” from the start settled the set into a groove and displayed ...
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From 'It' to 'The Stand': King's ABC miniseries still haunt us

Chicago Daily Herald - 08 Sep 2017
The first episode grabs you with a montage set to Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" that shows the "Captain Trips" virus taking its hold; the performances of Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Ruby Dee, Rob Lowe and a devilish Jamey Sheridan keep ...
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New Documentary to Shine Spotlight on Lorraine Hansberry

Playbill.com - 28 Aug 2017
Tracy Heather Strain's documentary, Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, brings Hansberry's story to life featuring interviews with artists, friends, and colleagues. Among those interviewed are Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, who starred in the original Broadway ...
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The Marla Gibbs No One Really Knew!

LA Canyon News - 18 Sep 2017
Angela has won two NAACP Image Awards for her theatrical productions which include the Broadway play, “Checkmates,” starring Denzel Washington, Ruby Dee, Paul Winfield and “The Meeting” starring Dick Anthony Williams and Taurean Blacque.
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Clybourne Park Broadway Review

The Faster Times - 19 Sep 2017
When it opened at the Ethel Barrymore in 1959, with a cast that included Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Louis Gossett, it marked the Broadway debut of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, then just 28 years old, who would live only six more years, dying of ...
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RED BANK: RAISIN' A FAMILY @ TWO RIVER

redbankgreen - 06 Sep 2017
While the parents of three year old Chase Ari Dirden will be stepping into the shoes of some fairly formidable predecessors (Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Audra Macdonald, Denzel Washington, even Sean “Diddy” Combs), they'll also be working in ...
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Ruby Dee goes back to school!

9NEWS.com - 22 Aug 2017
DENVER – Who better to interview kids on back to school… than an actual kid who's actually going back to school? And, at 9NEWS there's only one reporter for the job: Ruby Dee. The precocious kid got her start in reporting, last year when she ...

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