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 Posted:   Feb 24, 2013 - 12:19 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I don't know if anybody still remembers the years-old beginning of this thread, but I just wanted to say, vis a vis Newman on Poitier making not movies but monuments: Happily, he won his Oscar for a movie that was completely unpretentious and unmonumental, but with a lot of humor and a lot of heart.

 Posted:   Feb 24, 2013 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

wink Write on, PNJ ...

rite onnnnnn!!! smile

 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Jumpin' and RAISIN Joy Department:

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll will return to Broadway anon

directed by Kenny Leon, who previously helmed

Mr. Washington and Viola Davis'

Best Actor-Actress Tony Awards for August Wilson's "Fences".

Considering how profoundly pioneering the original Broadway triumph was

that opening night party Then (with Lady Lorraine third from left) will no doubt have its own contemporary counterpart. See ya at
Sardi's!!! wink

 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A (jazzy) nod to fifty years ago today...

Abbey Lincoln and the Max Roach Quartet, circa 1964.

 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

As we embark upon our concluding contributions herein, we haveta belatedly salute (among the many talents who
passed on last year) the first of two In Memoriams:

Dick Anthony Williams was one of the most stylish and intelligent actors to grace the entertainment world

from the late 60s on theatre ("Buck Time Buck White" was his breakthrough), television and film

He's perhaps best-known (if not specifically remembered) for his brief but generally
pivotal appearance opposite

in "Dog Day Afternoon".

Our favorite of all his pertinent perfs was in

where he channeled THE most informed, subtly-layered creativity and Third Eye artistry of the writer he portrayed;
his almost zen-like quietly serene satisfaction as he watched his work being performed was simply breathtaking.

Then again, that unostentatious but no less luminous quality informed, accentuated
and elevated everything his talent touched ...

 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

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