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  1. Feniton bowlers stay top of East of Exe League after Hemyock winRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Midweek Herald

    Feniton's mixed team continued their winning ways in the East of Exe League when they secured a 70-54 success over Hemyock, a result that keeps the team on top of the table, writes Roger Smith. The winning rinks were A Evans, D Downs, D Sanders and D Phillips , R Lovering, L Ley, R Veitch and I Veitch and P Goodwin, A Pritchard, J Skinner and K Lovering .


  2. 'Queen Sugar' Renewed For Season 3 By OWN As Ava DuVernay ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Deadline

    ... OWN also announced a trio of recurring arcs for later in the show's second season: Michael Michele and Roger Guenveur Smith will play the estranged parents of Darla (Bianca Lawson), and Beverly Todd will portray Mother Olivia Brown, a beloved and ...


  3. New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 |

    ... Arrington Tuttle. Additionally, Jon Robin Baitz , Rick Cleveland, Robin Gerber, Richard Montoya with Roger Guenveur Smith , and Hallie Palladino will be this year's "Writers-In-Residence. The Festival will also include two very special "Intersection ...


  4. We Gotta Have It - Spike Lee's first Netflix TV series gets a release dateRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | Digital Trends

    ... be the second Netflix original Lee will helm this year. Lee directed Rodney King , the one-man show by Roger Guenveur Smith about the controversial police beating of Rodney King in 1992. Rodney King debuted on Netflix on April 28. Lee's 2016 film ...


  5. Cannes Film Festival Dispatches Part 4: 'Carne y Arena' VR Short Leaves You ShakenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The New York Observer

    ... that's what I call him." Lee is being fAated here for his 30-year collaboration with actor-writer Roger Guenveur Smith, a creative partnership most recently manifested in Lee's latest film, the performance documentary Rodney King . A cinematic ...


  6. Spike Lee on His Trump Fears: - I Wake Up Every Day Thinking...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | SFGate

    It's been 31 years since Spike Lee first came to the Cannes Film Festival with "She's Gotta Have It," but the rebel yell that that film represented still rumbles at the back of his throat. He is here this year with a subject no less unsettling: "Rodney King," a filmed version of a performance piece by the amazing Roger Guenveur Smith, who also wrote it.


  7. Social media stars at the fest, a secret screening of 'Vaxxed' and a chat with Spike Lee.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... debuts in the festival's 70 years. He's back in Cannes in a conversation with longtime collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith, and to moderate a Q&A with Elton John following the premiere of John's The Cut. The outspoken filmmaker spoke with THR to ...


  8. YBCA presents TRANSFORM, a New Performance FestivalRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 |

    ... visually stunning dance-cirque company Capacitor; the inventive Campo Santo theater ensemble with actor Roger Guenveur Smith ; plus the stunning West Coast theatrical debuts of Bessie Award-winning Okwui Okpokwasili 's Poor People's TV Room; writer, ...


  9. a Rodney Kinga without artifice: One-man study comes to NetflixRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the events between the police beating of Rodney King and the deadly Los Angeles riots in the one-man show, "Rodney King." Roger Guenveur Smith recalled that he had a deeply emotion reaction when he heard Rodney King had died in 2012.


  10. The Los Angeles riots, 25 years onRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | The Economist

    ... shot with 12 cameras, melds biography with music, poetry and vocals. Barefoot and clad in jeans, actor Roger Guenveur Smith begins the monologue with Willie D's biting lyrics of "Fuck Rodney King", which dismiss him as an "Uncle Tom" and a sell-out ...


  11. Rodney KingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | LA Weekly

    Since 2012, Roger Guenveur Smith has been touring Rodney King , his one-man show in which he recounts the crucial moments of King's life, as well as some of the other victims involved in the 1992 civil unrest. On April 28, Netflix premieres Spike Lee's film adaptation of Smith's theater piece, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the court acquittal of the four LAPD officers who beat King in 1991.


  12. Penumbra and Theater Latte Da enter the Trump era with timely 2017-18 seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | City Pages

    ... Band , a 1962 play from the Black Arts Movement. Foster's Joy Rebel examines multiracial identity, and Roger Guenveur Smith will take the Penumbra stage in February for the one-man show Frederick Douglass NOW . (Sorry, Mr. President, Frederick ...


  13. LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    ... one-man show Rodney King, written and performed by actor and former CalArts School of Theater faculty Roger Guenveur Smith and directed by Spike Lee, premieres on Netflix. Add to the mix the senseless death of Latasha Harlins , and you have the ...


  14. Netflix's 'Rodney King' has Spike Lee and his muse looking backRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Roger Guenveur Smith recalls that he had a deeply emotion reaction when he heard Rodney King had died in 2012. And he couldn't understand why.


  15. Rodney And GlenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | MTV

    ... for a federal (if not eternal) War on Drugs. And perhaps most chillingly, suggests actor/writer Roger Guenveur Smith in the film version of his dizzyingly powerful solo theatrical performance Rodney King , he was our first reality-TV star, cast in a ...


  16. a Rodney Kinga : Bay Area natives team up on Netflix filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    "Rodney King," a one-man show arriving Friday on Netflix, aims to humanize its famous subject, inviting viewers to "Go beyond the myth and the mayhem." A pair of Bay Area natives played instrumental roles on the project: Its star, Berkeley-born actor Roger Guenveur Smith, has been performing "Rodney King" live in theaters across the country since 2012.


  17. BWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of Rodney KingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 |

    ... Cleveland. We've had a lot of practice at being appalled. But in Rodney K ING, playwright and performer Roger Guenveur Smith , doesn't let us off the hook that easily. This play, which tells King's story from the police encounter through the end of ...


  18. end: 19 Things to Do and See in Portland April 21-23Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Willamette Week

    ... Ave. 6-11 pm. Before the Spike Lee-directed film of the one-man show is released by Netflix next week, Roger Guenveur Smith is giving his last performance this weekend in Rodney King . Bookended by Willie D's "Fuck Rodney King" and King's "Can we ...


  19. LA riots docs bridge past violence to present 'racial strife' 0:0Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | New York Post

    ... you're able to experience what they're seeing," he says. Spike Lee directs this one-man show starring Roger Guenveur Smith, who in a barefooted, spoken-word performance, channels the man at the center of the brutal police beating that ignited the ...


  20. L.A. riots, Rodney King beating verdict revisited in 25th anniversary documentariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | The Orange County Register

    Director John Singleton is the executive producer of "L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later." In a potent solo show titled "Rodney King," Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the charged sequence of events between the police beating of Rodney King and the deadly LA riots.