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  1. Graduate soprano recital reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    ... the Conservatory since 1979. He was represented by the first and last songs from his setting of seven poems by Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman , which he composed in 2004. These songs provided a truly unique perspective on the theme of the overall ...

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  2. Classical NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Philly.com

    ... movement in "Brothers on the Battlefield." The concert matches excerpts from Civil War letters with texts of Maya Angelou, read by narrator JaQuinley Kerr, with images created by Vanessa Briceno, as the brass players perform such works as "When the ...

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  3. Campaign 2012IS Sarah Palin the Most Dangerous Woman in America?Read the original story

    Yesterday | American Reporter

    ... Huxley), The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier), Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), Forever (Judy Blume), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain), regarded by most major literary scholars as the ...

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  4. Cultural appeal of jazz and poetry expand across the globeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Examiner.com

    ... was initially met with great enthusiasm. However, plans to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the late Maya Angelou became the subject of controversy when dispute arose over the original source of the quote featured on it: The quote has been ...

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  5. Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever StampRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Black Voice News

    Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, musician Roberta Flack; two of Malcolm X's daughters, Ilyasah and Qubilah Shabazz, and other notables.

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  6. Hub Performing Arts School devises Maya Angelou poemRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... way for our spring show. "Using the cutting edge method called devising, our Advanced Performance Team used the Maya Angelou poem 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' as inspiration. Team members brainstormed and came up with 'cages' they face today. ...

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  7. Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya AngelouRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Los Angeles Times

    In 1993, Tavis Smiley was an ambitious yet unworldly former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Maya Angelou was, among other things, a bestselling author and groundbreaking poet who had recently become the first African American and first woman to read at a presidential inauguration.

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  8. Despite quote questions, no plans for new Maya Angelou stampRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Linn's Stamp News

    The United States Postal Service has no plans to issue a different stamp honoring Maya Angelou, even though it appears that the quote inscribed on the stamp issued April 7 did not originate with her. Lonnae O'Neal reported in the Washington Post that "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song," is nearly identical to a line from a poem by Joan Walsh Anglund.

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  9. Tavis Smiley: My Journey with MayaRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Uprisingradio.org

    GUEST: Tavis Smiley, author of My Journey with Maya, and Death of a King; host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International, best-selling author who has written 18 books It has been less than 11 months since one of the greatest American artists, Maya Angelou died. On May 28th 2014, the incredible singer, song-writer, poet, and activist died at the age of 86. There is little that Maya Angelou did not do in her life.

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  10. Spring a time for new beginningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    ... Things happen and people change, but never allow situations to change your attitude. There's a quote by Dr. Maya Angelou that says, "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't, change your attitude." God gives joy that no one can take ...

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  11. Icon gets stamp of approval from StocktonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | RecordNET

     With Maya Angelou's stature, persona and brilliance, there probably wasn't much in her life that could be chalked up to coincidence. But here's one: A forever stamp was dedicated to one of America's most-noted poets this week, and she grew up ...

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  12. Angelou, the girl from Stamps, gets her own stampRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Courier

    ... life and where she discovered writers like Shakespeare, the Texarkana Gazette (http://bit.ly/1NmeHZg ) reports. Maya Angelou, influential and groundbreaking author of the autobiographical "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and other books of poetry ...

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  13. Word of the Week: GnomologistRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Away with Words

    ... news last week because of a misattributed quotation that appears on a new U.S. postage stamp. The stamp depicts Maya Angelou, the late author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , but the quotation next to her photograph came from a children's book ...

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  14. Book notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | El Paso Times

    ... and diversity April 25 in Washington Park. Tavis Smiley's new book about his three-decade friendship with Maya Angelou will be developed for the stage with Broadway director Kenny Leon. TV and radio host Smiley and the Tony Award-winning Leon said ...

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  15. Icon gets stamp of approval from StocktonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | RecordNET

     With Maya Angelou's stature, persona and brilliance, there probably wasn't much in her life that could be chalked up to coincidence. But here's one: A forever stamp was dedicated to one of America's most-noted poets this week, and she grew up ...

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  16. Maya Angelou and the Internet's Stamp of ApprovalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | New Yorker

    This week, the United States Postal Service came in for a full news cycle's worth of ridicule after it was pointed out , by the Washington Post , that the agency's new Maya Angelou stamp featured a quotation that the late poet and memoirist didn't write. The line-"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"-has been widely attributed to Angelou.

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  17. Fail Of The Week: Maya Angelou's Forever Stamp Features Another Author's QuoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Vibe

    ... book of poems, A Cup of Sun , Anglund notes the connection to her words and what some may have considered to be Maya Angelou's own from her I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings . "It's an interesting connection, and interesting it would happen and ...

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  18. Postal Service botched delivery of Maya Angelou stampRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Newsday

    This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the the limited edition "Forever" stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou. Photo Credit: AP The U.S. Postal Service takes a lot of hits it doesn't deserve, but its Maya Angelou fiasco is just gift-wrapped for critics.

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  19. Maya Angelou stamp features major faux pasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Bennington Banner

    APRIL 07: Oprah Winfrey speaks at the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedicationat at the Warner Theatre on April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that the quote on a stamp commemorating Maya Angelou didn't actually come from the late author and poet.

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  20. Childhood home unveils Angelou stampRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | NWAonline

    From a young age, the world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou, who called Stamps her childhood home, endured stifling poverty, discrimination, a childhood sexual assault and a teen pregnancy. State Rep. David Fielding, D-Magnolia and Ben Rodgers of Camden pose for Cheryl Stuart of Stamps during the dedication... "Life wasn't fair to her.

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