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Aug 14, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Turan's DVD Pick of the Week: Songs In Their Hearts

Be sure to wake me when its over. http://t.co/WI5Rbec8Hg Most venerable of the lot is 1936's "Show Boat," based on the Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein II show, which features the unforgettable sight and sound of Paul Robeson singing "Old Man River."


Related Topix: Show Boat, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Movies, Entertainment

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Time Goes By

Elder Music: Transforming a Song

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to take over the column.


Related Topix: Vocal

Tue Aug 05, 2014


Prized African-American treasures on display in Houston: Not about struggle, but achievement

Paul Robeson in the Song of Freedom , 1936, Song of Freedom Inc., offset lithograph, 42 1/2 by 29 inches.


Related Topix: African-American, Song of Freedom, Drama Movies, Vocal

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Trinadad Express

CLR James and Toussaint

When we celebrate Emancipation Day, we need to acknowledge the crucial role played by the Haitian Revolution in helping to achieve the end of enslavement in the British colonies.


Related Topix: Duke University, Vocal

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Best Bets: Nightmares on Wax, Video Games and Meat and Three

This 1942 film features narration and singing by Paul Robeson, an African-American actor who became controversial at the time for his civil and worker's rights activism.


Related Topix: Electronic, Vocal