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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is unrealized Wilson

For years you could measure the difference between the Huntington Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater as the difference between August Wilson, the gritty and lyrical chronicler of African-American life, and Robert Wilson, the avant-garde
Almost blues
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 23, 2012

Maria Muldaur

Forget about the camel already — there’s so much more to Maria Muldaur than “Midnight at the Oasis.”
Naughty, Bawdy & Blue | Stony Plain
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 22, 2007

Being Bessie

Waiting for Bessie Smith, written and directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, is a generous as well as enjoyable performance.
Mixed Media channels Ms. Smith
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 05, 2006