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  • June 13, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, “Little Green,” revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Mosley’s fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.
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  • May 22, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    An epic journey told in song. Laments about lost loves. A protracted death scene. Just another production at the Houston Grand Opera. But there’s nothing typical about “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” or “To Cross the Face of the Moon.”
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  • May 17, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    It is–again–a Gatsby/Fitzgerald moment. “The Great Gatsby” is on the big screen now in by Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. There are also several new books about the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
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  • May 13, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    For nearly four decades, Charles Henry Rowell has been a talent scout of sorts, looking for young and often ignored African-American artists. His mission is to identify, nurture, promote and publish new black writers.
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  • May 10, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown and Murrey Jacobson  

    When Jon Robin Baitz’s family drama “Other Desert Cities” closed on Broadway last June, it concluded a strong run and had been showered with high praise for showcasing its creator’s talents. But for all of that, Baitz and his work may be getting more attention from a wider national audience now.
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  • May 3, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    “Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America.” There are many assumptions, questions and provocations in the title of an essay in Harper’s Magazine by poet Tony Hoagland, who clearly has a thing for great titles: Among his books of verse are “Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty” and “What Narcissism Means to Me.”
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  • April 26, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday year with grand concert celebrations, and he continues to tour and record, including a new duet album with pianist Jason Moran titled “Hagar’s Song.”
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  • April 12, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    With the government sequestration now a fact of life, we’ve been looking on the program at how cuts are affecting or might affect various sectors. Jeffrey Brown looks at the arts and arts organizations with a leading advocate, Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
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  • April 5, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    April is National Poetry Month and that’s because of an initiative by the Academy of American Poets beginning in 1996. The Academy claims it’s now become the largest literary celebration in the world, reaching over 10 million Americans.
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  • March 29, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    A poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, sometimes violent city, where he makes and loses a fortune. This is the tale of “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” set in an unnamed country very much like Pakistan, told in the form of a self-help book. Author Mohsin Hamid talks to Jeffrey Brown and reads an excerpt of his work.
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