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Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

New York, N.Y. As Harvey Milk, a transplanted New Yorker, pulled the gay and lesbian community of San Francisco together in the mid-1970s, like-minded musicians there formed the world’s first gay and lesbian marching band. New Yorkers took notice and a sister band was born the next year in Manhattan. They marched down Fifth Avenue […]

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Remembering Cultural Icon Mary Hartman (1976)

Marietta, Ohio. “It’s just incredible. The Fernwood flasher, mass murders, chickens, goats”¦ and my floor has a yellow waxy build-up.”   To those of you who are new fans of Norman Lear’s soap opera, this quote makes perfect sense.   It is Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as she ponders a new turn of events in the mystical […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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