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“Detroit ‘67” Depicts Days of Fear & Rebellion, at Aurora, Berkeley

“Detroit ‘67” Depicts Days of Fear & Rebellion, at Aurora, Berkeley

Dominique Morisseau Aims for Motown Glory by Barry David Horwitz In Detroit in the long hot summer of 1967, the political winds are burning hot—under Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the anti-Vietnam war protests. Police brutality against African Americans in the big cities is boiling up and the lid is about to blow off. The season of political uprisings is raging, already, leading up to the Anti-War demonstrations in Chicago in 1968, at the Democratic Convention….

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“Hooded” Tickles with Dark Humor, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Hooded” Tickles with Dark Humor, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Goes Beyond the Pale by Michael V. Rodriguez Even before the curtain rises, Officer Borzoi (terrifying BE Rivers) authoritatively points to the word “LAUGH” in lights hanging above the Custom Made Theater’s intimate stage. Swinging a baton, he demands that we laugh when the box lights up—otherwise, he says, we’re racists! Throughout this funny and macabre play, Borzoi’s simple rule proves difficult to follow. Yet, when compared to the contradictions Black people endure every day,…

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