Like so many things Dr. Martin Luther King said and did, the push after his assassination to honor his life and legacy with a national holiday was met with some resistance around the country.
Actor, dancer and singer Ben Vereen, widely known for portraying Chicken George in “Roots,” will bring his many talents to Carmel with a performance at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Drive, Carmel.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana is giving a platform to two storytellers who will contribute to the broad conversation about racial disparity in America.
When I learned Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre would open the 2020 season — the 47th — with “Steel Magnolias,” I knew I had to see it. It’s a classic, and the opportunity to see the play performed locally couldn’t be missed.
On a Saturday in late September, I sat for an hour with fantasy and horror writer Maurice Broaddus at Provider, a coffee house off East 16th Street. We sat outside with a view of the Monon Lofts apartments that popped up in early 2018, not long after Provider served its first latte.
Enslaved African Americans gathered in churches and private homes, as the story goes, on Dec. 31, 1862, and stayed awake waiting for the news that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
It’s been 53 years since a professor in California, Maulana Karenga, created Kwanzaa. The weeklong celebration was originally meant to help bring Black people together following the 1965 Watts Riots in Los Angeles and has since become a staple of the holidays for many Black Americans.
Nearly 900 children from pre-K through 12th grade will perform Christmas classics during the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) Christmas concert season Dec. 13-14 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.