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Amiri Baraka Brings W. E. B. Du Bois Play 'Most Dangerous in America' to New Federal Theater May 28

Amiri Baraka Takes W. E. B. Du Bois' 'Most Dangerous in America' to New Federal Theater May 28

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Even in its 46th year, the New Federal Theater still has a penchant for experimentation and political inquiry. And in that vein, producer and director Woodie King Jr. begins previews of the theater's upcoming staging of Amiri Baraka's "Most Dangerous Man in America" (W. E. B. Du Bois).READ MORE

PHOTOS: Alan Roth's Latest Doc 'The Breath Courses Through Us' Shows Off Primetime All-Stars The New York Art Quartet

STILLS: Alan Roth's Latest Doc 'The Breath Courses Through Us' Shows Off New York Art Quartet in Anthology Film Archives Premiere

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As Roth explained to us via email: "One of the joys of working on projects like this is getting to know and become friends with all these musicians. I had a real nice connection with Baraka over the years, and I looked forward to the day when each or all could be at some of the screenings to speak after the film. It was a joy to listen to Workman at the Library of Congress screening."READ MORE

Black Music: LeRoi Jones-Amiri Baraka's Writings on Jazz Culture

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Jones/Baraka's 'Black Music' looks at the implications of white influence on black music (i.e. jazz). Newark's poet laureate was known for his precision, if not his tact when tackling difficult issues that affected the black community.READ MORE

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