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Radio Golf Opens in D.C.

By Wayne A. Young

Radio Golf, the late August Wilson's final work in his 10 play Century Cycle, the historic decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, is playing in Washington at the Studio Theater.

Radio Golf was Wilson's ninth play produced on Broadway and the ninth to be nominated for the Best Play Tony Award. Though it played only 64 performances and 17 previews on Broadway, I found it to be his most interesting of his plays.

Wilson’s 10 play Century Cycle:

1900s - Gem of the Ocean
1910s - Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1920s - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1930s - The Piano Lesson
1940s - Seven Guitars
1950s - Fences
1960s - Two Trains Running
1970s - Jitney
1980s - King Hedley II
1990s - Radio Golf

Wilson set all of the plays in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, except Ma Rainey, which is set in Chicago.

Radio Golf is now at the Studio Theater, 1501 14th Street, NW, through June 28. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturday 8p, Sunday 7p. Select Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 8p. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday 2p. Tickets $34 -$61. Senior, Military and Group (10 or more) discounts available. Tickets and Parking info: 202-332-3300.



Fashion Designer Byron Lars Comes to D.C.

Fashion designer Byron Lars, whom we featured in the current print issue, will be in Washington for two events:

Fashion Presentation & Runway Show
Friday June 5, 2009, 7p to 9p
The Capital Catwalk Salon
at the Historic Omni Shoreham Hotel
Proceeds to benefit the High Tea Society Educational Fund

Byron Lars Trunk Show
Saturday June 6, 2009, 12p to 5p
Designs for Spring & for Fall
Everard's Clothing
Georgetown: 1802 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-298-7464

Read more about Byron Lars in the current

print issue.

T-Shirt Season - Family Reunions and Other Events

The creative incorporation of our culture into contemporary designs makes us unlike most designers. We also design tie-dye denim skirts for the voluptuous woman, with the shape that flatters their physique.

-Aaron Johnson of Unities



Have You Seen Here?

Rachel, who is three years old, has been missing since.... If you see or think you have seen Rachel, please contact:

Racharel Strong (father)

Simona Strong (mother)

Tiesa Locklear (aunt) 678-234-4902
Tramesa Locklear (aunt) 678-480-1635
Ursala Williams (aunt) 678-362-5246

Parish Gallery Hosts Masters for the First Family

Sam Gilliam and Evangeline Montgomery (top) and Martha Jackson Jarvis and Richard Mayhew (bottom)
were among the 17 artists presented at the Parish Gallery’s Masters for the First Family showing now through Tuesday, June 16.



Unwed Births in a More Diverse America is Growing

As the National Center for Health Statistics released a report revealing that the births to unwed mothers grew, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez almost made history by being the first unwed Congressperson to give birth. Instead Sanchez quietly tied the knot to the baby’s father a month before the baby’s arrival. Since Wanda Sykes is legally married to her partner Alex, we assume that female couple’s birth to twins did not count in the unwed category. Unlike Sanchez, reports People magazine, the couple married before the twin’s conception.



Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sponsored a photo exhibit and reception in the U.S. Senate Russell Office Building highlighting the conditions in The Congo. Click here for an informative and artistic video presentation of photographs from The Congo.





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