December 9, 2019

 In 1965, playwright and poet Amiri Baraka (b. Leroi Jones) challenged the theatrical status quo by creating the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS) in Harlem. The opening of the theater is considered to be the beginning of the Black Arts Movement, which has been dubbed the “second renaissance,” a nod to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Founded shortly after the assassination of Malcolm X, BARTS’ opening ushered in...

March 21, 2019

Camille Friend says she was born a hairdresser.
“I come from three generations of hairdressers,” said Friend. “It’s in my genes.”
The Primetime Emmy-nominated hairstylist is fresh off a four-month stay in Europe where she was the department head, managing a team of hairstylists, for the latest installment of Charlie’s Angels. She’s settling back into life in Southern California, which included taking in a Fleetwood Mac show wi...

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