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Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 10:30 am Related
Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice

Hammond native Nick Mantis knew little about humorist and radio legend Jean Shepherd until after the city hired him five years ago to produce a short tribute that commemorated the 25th anniversary of "A Christmas Story," Shep's best known and most enduring work.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
For Ang Lee, all movies are a leap of faith

For Ang Lee, all movies are a leap of faith

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there anything Ang Lee can't do?

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Poetry in the 21st Century

Poetry in the 21st Century

The words of Frost, Browning and Poe, written so long ago, endure in our lexicon with a tenacity that defies the whirlwinds of fads and technological revolutions. But does poetry really have relevance today?

January 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Finding inspiration close to home

Finding inspiration close to home

PORTAGE | Barshea Lowery grew up with two younger brothers and nine cousins he considers as close as siblings

January 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Let the holidays commence with a reading by John Cain

Let the holidays commence with a reading by John Cain

In 1994, John Cain, the new director of the Northern Indiana Arts Association (as it was known then), delighted a group of NIAA ladies with a holiday reading from Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory."

November 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chicago Occult Bookstore and its 90-plus year history, ready for busy weekend

OFFBEAT: Chicago Occult Bookstore and its 90-plus year history, ready for busy weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am
Local artist and businesswoman publishes her first book

Local artist and businesswoman publishes her first book

Photo provided | "Exotic Heart," is a collection of poems by Norma Martinez.

April 22, 2010 9:47 am
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