Theater director Lorca Peress is directing two one act operas opening this weekend at Queen College's Goldstein Theater. My Kinsman, Major Molineau (making its New York premiere) and The Image Maker (making its world premiere) were both composed by Bruce Saylor and are conducted by Ms. Peress's fath ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun.
Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 27, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 21
27 Receive 'Obies' for '70-'71
By Clark Whelton
The 16th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway theatre awards were presented last Monday night. A crowd of 700 gathered in the Village Gate to cheer the 27 winn ... More >>
So Tyler Perry--you know, the Madea guy--is writing and directing a film called For Colored Girls, based on the brilliant series of monologues called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. (The play surfaced in '75, when you had to have long, interesting title ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 38The Town Hall 'Mugging'By Nat HentoffI had been anxious to find out what had happened at Town Hall on June 15 when "The Black Revolution and the White Backlash" was discussed by Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lorraine Hansber ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 25, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 36Mugging the White LiberalBy Jack NewfieldImagine three goldfish dropped into a fish tank filled with sharks. Or imagine Billy Budd mugged by the Emperor Jones.Then you might have some idea of the malevolent and paran ... More >>
Pete Seeger only turns 90 once, so why not have a big party? True to the folk singer's activist legacy, this packed Madison Square Garden celebration was a fundraiser for the Clearwater sloop and sailboat-centered foundation that Seeger built in 1969 to raise awareness about a then-near-dead Hudso ... More >>