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Black Nativity
Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of this Langston Hughes work is a muddled church-time reverie.
"...Black Nativity, the musical film drama loosely based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 off-Broadway play, the members of the Cobbs..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Black Nativity
Pro Arts Collective's Black Nativity isn't quite theatre and isn't quite church, but a celebratory presentation of both that includes glorious gospel music and the eloquence of Langston Hughes.
"...birth of Christ in a "black" way is what Langston Hughes did, and ProArts Collective combines expressive praise in..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Good News!
Pro Arts Collective Pro Arts Collective celebrates the season with a gospel sound in the Austin premiere of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity.
"...African-American culture, is presenting the Austin premiere of this Langston Hughes "Gospel Song-Play" at Hyde Park Theatre. "Somebody sent..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
Clybourne Park, Manchurian Candidate big winners
"...Chamber Performance I, Too: The Voices of Langston Hughes, Living Paper Song Project..."

June 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Company’s More or Less I, Too: The Voices of Langston Hughes, Living Paper Song Project Sacred Shadows, Ensemble VIII..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Holiday Productions
Five performing arts groups that revive holiday-themed shows every December share the traditions they've developed within these seasonal traditions
"...Pro Arts Collective has produced Langston Hughes' Black Nativity for four years running, but a..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Black Nativity
From the prologue through the rousing finale, ProArts Collective's new production of 'Black Nativity' saturates the Christmas story in rich emotion
"...savior of all humankind. As created by the poet Langston Hughes, Black Nativity binds this sense of Christ's story..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Primary Source
"...the paintings of Archibald Motley Jr., the writing of Langston Hughes, the music of Duke Ellington, to name but..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...on Texas history. She further noted that black poet Langston Hughes should not be featured as an American hero,..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

Call and Answer
It's been a hard spring of politics in Texas; now it's time to relax with a book.
"...on the poetry of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes. When in response poet Sam Hamill, editor and..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work (Rhino WordBeat)
National Records
"...while emphasizing the common threads linking past to present. Langston Hughes' 1926 poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" begins..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Music Review by Greg Beets

SXSW Music Review: Leyla McCalla
Cultural folk chanteuse gives voice to the voiceless
"...then emerged for a jaw-dropping folk dirge inspired by Langston Hughes’ poetry, in which she sings: “If I had..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Kevin Curtin

19 Exceptional Songwriters Showcase Their Craft at SXSW
"...with 2014's stunning debut LP Vari-Colored Songs, adapted from Langston Hughes' poetry. The songwriter's new, third album, The Capitalist..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

ACL Live Review: Vince Staples
Cali rapper gets the mainstream woke
"...hook that tributes both a blue-clad neighborhood association and Langston Hughes. Penultimate “Norf Norf” pleaded everybody to scream “I..."

Oct. 15, 2018 Music Post by Clara Wang

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Our picks from the usual onslaught of live music options
"...Like the Globetrotters, Langston Hughes, and their younger conceptual progeny A$AP Mob, artist..."

July 6, 2018 Chron Events Post by The Music Staff

Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Ley Line, Aaron Stephens, Team Goodtimes, Uncle Pie Hole, and more grounded sounds
"...and sweet, but layered with soul in a tradition Langston Hughes called "laughing to keep from crying." Though he..."

May 18, 2018 Music Feature by Isabella Castro-Cota

Levitation Review: Waxahatchee, Hurray for Riff Raff, Bedouine
Killing triple stack of woman power
"...spiked with the political. An unreleased song inspired by Langston Hughes’ “Kids Who Die” particularly pulsed with the New..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Libby Webster

ACL Review: Gregory Porter
Harlem’s new Nat King Cole puts on a one-man jazz fest
"...“On My Way to Harlem,” singing the praises of Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington before detouring into a riff..."

Oct. 3, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Austin African American Book Festival
Biographer Arnold Rampersad headlines the eighth edition, focusing on inspiration for change
"...The National Humanities medalist and biographer of W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, and Jackie Robinson discusses their lives..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jackie Robinson's Austin
The All-American, Major League star and human rights hero spent a few youthful months on the east side of our city's 'Mason-Dixon Line'
"...reputation by 1944, when it hosted visits from both Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois. But its athletic department..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 (+1) Dance Classical Music Treasures of 2013
In 2013, dance and classical music were distinguished by their breadth of expression and eloquence
"...architecture of Bach, he connected Mahler, Pärt Uusberg, and Langston Hughes. On his holiday tree this year, he strung..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance'
ACC's Department of Drama polishes a few rare gems by black women playwrights
"...Second World Wars. But beyond the work of Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston, many of those treasures..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bob Dorough Still Has the Magic Number
On 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' bebop, and being forever beatnik
"...Los Angeles I sang and played the poetry of Langston Hughes – which I had adapted to song. Lawrence..."

June 15, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Nina Simone
"...civil rights movement – "Backlash Blues," co-written by friend Langston Hughes and closing out disc one's 1957-1968 run, playing..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival
"...weak representation of his work. Jack Kerouac, Alice Adams, Langston Hughes, Salman Rushdie, and Tennessee Williams are among the..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Books Feature by Belinda Acosta

Naked City
"...Glover and Felix Justice will perform a portrayal of Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets are $125...."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Past Is Prologue
Rodney Evans and 'Brother to Brother'
"...from the Harlem Renaissance, a writer who worked alongside Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman on the..."

March 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Watchmen on the Walls of Freedom
UT composer Dan Welcher commemorates JFK: The Voice of Peace 40 years after the President's scheduled visit to Austin.
"...Seeger; Shakespeare's Henry V; poems by Robert Frost and Langston Hughes; letters from Peace Corps volunteers in El Salvador..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Music Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Earl Keen
Texas Platters
"...only earthly companion, then he's tossing them back with Langston Hughes' ghost in "Goin' Nowhere Blues." (Speaking of ghosts,..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Letters at 3AM
Let's Get Drunk and Read Poetry
"...Langston Hughes: "Let America be America again./Let it be the..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

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