After an amazing day at The Lion King Brisbane season launch announcement, members of our Australian cast felt so elated they decided to sing the 'Circle of Life' prior to take off on their flight back to Sydney.
Legendary blues singer BB King was briefly hospitalized last week and the 87-year-old “King of the Blues” may not be touring much anymore. But some of the musicians who have played with him and other blues legends have now released their own CD in an attempt to pass the torch to younger fans... and put their own talents out front as well.
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Discusses 'Head of Passes'
MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah’s family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah’s convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below.
Biracial Miss Universe Japan Brings Racial Issues to Spotlight
Newly crowed Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto is sparking controversy as the first biracial winner of the pageant. Japan is one of the most homogeneous countries on earth, and the newest beauty queen is prompting a debate about what it means to be Japanese.
Louisiana almost threw Theo Shaw away. This state - which discards black men and boys like pecan shells, like potato peels and coffee grounds -- nearly added Shaw to its refuse pile, to its towering heap of incarcerated bodies. A Louisiana prosecutor had Shaw charged with attempted murder, alleging that he participated in an attack at Jena High School, a high school so simmering with racial tension that three white students there had hung a noose from a tree.
An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people in need around the world.