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Though he has become one of music's most enduring talents, Mathis was also a superlative athlete in his high school and college years.
The NBA has always led the other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and it has been the most progressive with all of its policies and impact on communities.
46 years ago today, Celtics legend Bill Russell hung up his jersey and retired. Take a look back at his storied career.
Why didn't the Rochester Royals draft Bill Russell? There is a legendary story explaining why they passed on Russell. The "Bill Russell was traded for the Ice Capades" story is now part of basketball lore. But is it true?
We are a sports-obsessed nation that doesn't know how to talk about sports. Take, for instance, the NBA Finals. The series isn't even over, and yet, the legacy of LeBron James is already being re-litigated from Cleveland to California.
And so it goes -- another production of Side Show leaves us. Its cult status will remain, untouched by mainstream attention. This is no surprise to those of us who follow such things. In fact, the surprise was that it came at all.
In 1997, a hauntingly beautiful and richly uncommon musical called Side Show opened on Broadway to critical acclaim. The show was based on the lives of the famous conjoined real-life twins who were headliners in the 1930s vaudeville circuit.
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Bill Condon, aware of the controversy surrounding Side Show in its original production -- is it P.C. to focus on "freaks"-- said he is hoping for the day when reviews won't open with a comparison to its ill-fated first production. And now this production is meeting an ill fate all its own.
This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.
It hard to find the silver lining in the cold, blustery weather and increasingly shorter days that mark December in New York, but one thing is the guilt for staying indoors completely evaporates.
Black athletes know what needs to be done. All that is missing is the will to do it. Now is the time to dispel the stereotypes about black athletes.
As they used to say in the '20s and '30s and often on the midway, "Nice try, but no cigar."
Pageant -- the 1991 off-Broadway hit about a beauty contest, with the six contestants played by male actors in dresses and wigs -- was a clever, rowdy, dazzlingly funny and quirky musical. In revival 23 years later, Pageant is quirky and intermittently funny; the rest of the allure has gone the way of vanishing cream.
It's never too late to start confronting the process we're all constantly undergoing as we all are getting older day by day.
Why were a boxer and a baseball player of such consequence? The answer lies in the tortured history of the treatment of African Americans dating back to the late 1800s.
My trip to the west coast is bringing me in contact with two shows I have an emotional attachment to: Side Show and The Black Suits.
The man with more appearances (5) and wins (5) in seventh games of the NBA Finals as well as more overall NBA championships
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said they're two best words in sports: Game 7. Basketball Fans will be hard pressed to argue
With The Young and the Restless now in its 40th season, how does one capture the painful distance between the witty and the witless that has come to dominate our celebrity-driven culture? Let me turn to a delicious quote from 1975's Chicago.