Mary McLeod Bethune, the renowned early 20th century African-American educator and advocate, once called Paul Robeson "the tallest tree in our forest." You'll be forgiven if Robeson's name isn't immediately familiar; he's not a big name in contemporary music and theater. … Full Article
A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. … Full Article
The Sarasota Opera has been a sparkling jewel in Florida’s crown since its premiere 56 years ago at the Asolo Venetian mini-theater on the Ringling estate. Performances now take place, and have been for several decades, in the recently renovated charming William E. … Full Article
Philip Glass, one of the most influential contemporary composers, will discuss his highly anticipated memoir, “Words Without Music,” on April 20 at 8 p.m. as part of Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore. … Full Article
Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrated the spirit of Saint Patrick and saluted the Emerald Isle in grand style.
But Irish eyes weren’t the only ones smiling at the 22nd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. … Full Article
When Lydia Davis was a young writer, she was told by her mother that it would be more distinguished to use her first, middle and last name when she published her works — like Louisa May Alcott. But Davis disagreed. … Full Article
David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential writers, is coming to Brooklyn to celebrate the paperback release of his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” The NPR humorist and esteemed author of numerous No. … Full Article