‘Carmen Jones’ Is Back, and Its Director Knows What You’re Thinking | The New York Times “Carmen Jones” brought European opera into a populist environment, and, like “Porgy and Bess” and “Cabin in the Sky,” provided opportunity for its all-black cast.

“Carmen Jones” brought European opera into a populist environment, and, like “Porgy and Bess” and “Cabin in the Sky,” provided opportunity for its all-black cast.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Uzo Aduba to Play the First Female Baseballer Toni Stone | Atlanta Black Star Stone, a Black woman, made history in 1953 when she became the first woman ever to play in men’s professional leagues after joining the Negro Leagues.

Stone, a Black woman, made history in 1953 when she became the first woman ever to play in men’s professional leagues after joining the Negro Leagues.

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Bringing the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Briefly, to Stage | The New York Times Mr. Coates and Ms. Forbes will reconvene in Harlem as she adapts and directs the world premiere stage adaptation of “Between the World and Me” at the Apollo Theater.

Mr. Coates and Ms. Forbes will reconvene in Harlem as she adapts and directs the world premiere stage adaptation of “Between the World and Me” at the Apollo Theater.

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Mary J. Blige thrilled at becoming a double Oscar nominee | The Philadelphia Tribune The nine-time Grammy winner was nominated for two Academy Awards on Tuesday: Supporting actress and original song for "Mudbound."

The nine-time Grammy winner was nominated for two Academy Awards on Tuesday: Supporting actress and original song for “Mudbound.”

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Theater review: ‘Alice’ gets a curiouser adaptation at Baltimore Center Stage, featuring aerials and Demi Lovato music | The Baltimore Sun FIlled with odd characters and even more unusual twists on what we think of as reality, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 fantasy “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is practically ready-made for the stage.

FIlled with odd characters and even more unusual twists on what we think of as reality, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 fantasy “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is practically ready-made for the stage.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to NYC for brief run during the holidays | WPIX 11 News Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with premieres, new productions, repertory favorites and classics like the American masterpiece Revelations, acclaimed as a must-see for all.

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with premieres, new productions, repertory favorites and classics like the American masterpiece Revelations, acclaimed as a must-see for all.

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