Jazz legend Haynes recalls Hub childhood
At a reception in New York City last month, people flocked to Roy Haynes, asking the 82-year-old drummer to give up his secret.
“They said, ‘You look and act so young,’” explained Haynes, recalling his reply: “If I tell you what my secret is, it wouldn’t be no secret.”
“I didn’t know that if you got a year or two older that you had to talk and act a different way,” he said. “I just stayed the way I was, to a certain extent, which, I guess, is the feather in my cap.” Full story
Roxbury Rep’s ‘Crucible’ a new take on an old tale
Have you ever seen a play and wondered what it would look like if it was staged differently, or if the characters were of a different race, ethnicity or religion? The Roxbury Repertory Theatre explores these possibilities in its first official performance, a production of Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible,” opening Oct. 25 at Mainstage Theater at Roxbury Community College.
Robbie McCauley, legendary performance artist and artistic director of the Roxbury Repertory Theatre, calls her work “experimental” in taking the play beyond its boundaries. Full story
Britain’s Doris Lessing wins 2007 Nobel Literature Prize
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden — British writer Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced last week, citing her as “that epicist of the female experience, who with skepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny.”
Her work, which has drawn heavily from her time living in Africa, has explored the divide between whites and blacks, most notably in 1950’s “The Grass Is Singing,” which examined the relationship between a white farmer’s wife and her black servant. Full story