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listen to billie holiday sing…

BILLIE—A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BILLIE HOLIDAY CHRIS JOSEPH STANCATO There are many circles of life that we enter, some broken, some unbroken, and some crossover. In Billie the circles of lives involve two women: Billie Holiday and a journalist named, Linda Lipnack Kuehl. The latter person is only part of this documentary, but she is the Roman à clef to unlock the façade of what we know about Billie Holiday i.e., Eleanor Fagan. https://youtu.be/hKimh-iPd_0 NOW PLAYING AT SAVOR AND Read more [...]

August Wilson August Wilson—A Great African Griot August Wilson—The Great American Playwright The son of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—the storyteller—the poet Like Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was an American Anthem So too is Wilson’s ten plays called the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ or the ‘Century Cycle’

This social timeline of African-Americans in the Twentieth Century is truly an American anthem. As Ma Rainey said in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, “Life’s way of talking, you don’t sing to feel better, you sing ‘cause that’s the way of understanding life.” For this matter, I feel compelled to respect Wilson’s conviction to convey these timeless stories. The Three Months of August by Chris Joseph Stancato The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Read more [...]

Azucar in the Guest House

Azucar in the Guest House

“Sarita, I have a large package for you,” said Garcia the mailman. “I can tell by your obvious expression, this must be very important to you.” He hands her the box along with a few pieces of mail.

“Gracias Señor Garcia,” she responds looking at the address with a smile.

“I can smell your abuella is preparing dinner, please tell her I said hello.”

“Si, Señor Garcia, I will tell my grandmother when I go inside.”

Sara, or Sarita as she is known Read more [...]