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dancing, dazzling Josephine Baker

by Wendy Lawrence

I love a book that you can’t easily categorize, and this is one of them. At first glance, you think it’s a picture book, bright and boldly covered. 387 more words

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Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

By Steve Sucato

Pittsburgh dance audiences are treated to a host of great performances annually from new and established artists, some with global renown. Rarer are visits by living legends. 413 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper

Writers Laughing: Georges Simenon

Simenon! The creator of Maigret! (How I love those little books.)  And…perhaps the most dedicated pipe-smoker of all time. Here’s the problem with pipe smoking for the Writers Laughing series. 149 more words

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Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

A free verse prose poem tells the life story of the first black American international musical superstar Josephine Baker, born out of wedlock and raised in part by a single mother. 375 more words

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George and Cyril Blake and all that jazz...But don't forget the calypso..

George and Cyril Blake  were born in Trinidad, probably in the late 1890s, they both served in the British Merchant Navy  during the first world war. 1,041 more words

When you’ve suffered so much you become self-destructive and so seek out even more suffering

When you’ve suffered so much, you become self-destructive, and so seek out even more suffering. You hate the world and are tired of life so you place no value on it. 610 more words

After the fall of the Second Empire and the catastrophe of Sedan, the Commune, the Siege, Paris started to go back to the venal pleasures of before

After the fall of the Second Empire, and the catastrophe of Sedan, the Commune, the Siege, Paris started to go back to the venal pleasures of before. 286 more words