Bird watchers, not those ornithologists armed with binoculars looking
for the latest rare specimen on wing, but jazz lovers eagerly awaiting
the arrival of Stanley Crouch’s study of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, the
wingless immortal, can now exhale. Crouch’s biography, Kansas City
Lightning—The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is finally here after
some thirty years of gestation.
The Associated Press is reporting that President Barack Obama has
appointed television producer Shonda Rhimes to the board of the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, America’s National Cultural Center.
The hottest ticket in town last week during Mercedes-Benz New York
Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was the one introducing fashion designer B. Michael’s
presentation of his Couture Spring 2014 Signature collection.
On the heels of Condola Rashad’s performance as Thelma in Broadway’s "The
Trip to Bountiful," actress Adepero Oduye has stepped in to play the
role opposite veteran actors Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba
Gooding, Jr. And she couldn’t be more pleased. Here, Oduye talks to TNJ.com about her work and her future plans.