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February 7, 1988 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
A musical and narrative tribute to famed actor and singer Paul Robeson will highlight Sunday's celebration of Black History Month at the Camden County Historical Society, Park Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Camden. The program, which will begin at 2 p.m., also will feature two special exhibits and a community awards program. "The Camden County Historical Society is continuing a tradition in our recognition of Black History Month in having a program which is relevant to Afro-American heritage in either Camden County or New Jersey," said Margaret Weatherly, the director of the Historical Society.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Khidijah Gardner's 29 points and 17 rebounds on led Communications Tech to the Public League Class A title with a 63-41 win over Paul Robeson at Bartram on Friday afternoon. Bryce Garrett added 11 points and six steals. Micia McBurnette and Ashanty Wallace scored eight points each. Tiffany Then's 21 points led Robeson. Melvene Gainey scored nine. Paul Robeson 11 5 9 16 - 41 Communications Tech 24 8 14 17 - 63 PR: Najama Ali 4, Melvene Gainey 9, Danielle Jones 2, Totiana Myers 4, Nashadaye Taylor 1, Tiffany Then 21. CT: Sydney Barrow 7, Khidijah Gardner 29, Bryce Garrett 11, Micia McBurnette 8, Ashanty Wallace 8. Contact the Rally staff at rallysports@phillynews.com .
NEWS
April 3, 1987 | By RENEE V. LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
In honor of the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, two local cultural organizations - Moonstone Inc. and Swords Into Plowshares - have banded together to sponsor a week-long series of events beginning April 5. "A Tribute To Paul Robeson" is a traveling celebration that will be hosted at different sites throughout the city. A variety of programs, including films, a symposium, a concert, and a new opera, will give audiences a portrait of Robeson as scholar, actor, singer, activist and humanitarian.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1988 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
There are the makings of an American tragic hero in Paul Robeson, but Phillip Hayes Dean's biodrama, Paul Robeson, settles for less. The play has brought Avery Brooks to Broadway in a virtuoso performance that made an impression in an earlier run at the Off-Broadway South Street Theater. Like Robeson, Brooks is both an actor (Hawk in TV's Spenser: For Hire) and a singer (Malcolm X in the American Music Theater Festival production of the opera X), and Paul Robeson, which is in the form of a complete-with-pianist recital, is virtually a solo bit for him. The play first surfaced in a flurry of controversy in 1977, when James Earl Jones played the role.
NEWS
October 25, 2010
RE YOUR Oct. 9 article "College Republicans Campaign to Take Paul Robeson's Name Off Library at Rutgers-Camden": It's imperative that your readers have more information on Paul Robeson and why so many feel he is deserving of praise and honor. Robeson was the son of a runaway slave, and a political activist who fought on behalf of oppressed peoples, becoming an ardent advocate of a variety of social causes such as unionism and civil rights. While he disagreed with various principles of communism, Robeson admired the Soviet Union's apparent lack of racial prejudice.
NEWS
January 30, 1997 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Paul Robeson was a lawyer, actor, civil rights activist and concert soloist. He could entertain, enthrall and educate an audience. His inspiring tale is captured in the one-man show Paul Robeson, which will open at the Bristol Riverside Theatre this evening. "You'll see a man with great wit, talent and extreme passion, not only for his work as a performer, but for the beliefs that he held," said Colleen McCullion, theater publicist. The playwright Phillip Hayes Dean is directing the production, which premiered on Broadway in 1978 with James Earl Jones in the title role.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | By Nahal Toosi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Jane Golden asked Meg Saligman and Peter Pagast to paint two more murals for Philadelphia, she knew the themes would challenge the artists. In a subtle yet powerful manner, Saligman had to show how emotionally traumatized children travel back to normalcy. In a simple yet profound way, Pagast had to portray the complicated Paul Robeson, a man who, despite his numerous accomplishments, was despised because of his liberal ideas and black skin. Golden, who directs the Department of Recreation's mural arts program, said she and others involved were thrilled with the results.
LIVING
February 11, 1998 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was shunned for associating with the Communist Party, blacklisted by the entertainment industry during the Cold War. He was prevented from traveling abroad when his passport was revoked. Paul Robeson - world-famous singer, actor, black activist and son of a slave-turned-preacher - seemed always embroiled in controversy. Now, two decades after his death in Philadelphia, the New Jersey native is at the center of another, this time over efforts to have his likeness placed on a 1998 commemorative stamp.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1989 | By Nels Nelson, Daily News Staff Writer
Why do I have the feeling that Avery Brooks is portraying the protagonist in a play of his own concoction, in which he is a brilliant actor, professor, singer, athlete and star of his own network television series who has torn a day out of his bountiful life to hype his latest star vehicle in Philadelphia, and I am playing the dense reporter who has drawn the assignment of sitting at his feet and translating the hype into a facsimile of legitimate journalism?...
SPORTS
December 20, 2011
A few seconds is all Veronica Noel needed to steal the grasp of the game and hand New Media Charter a 38-37 win at Paul Robeson in a Public League girls' basketball contest on Monday afternoon. Robeson took a 37-36 lead on a three by Chanelle Williams with 18 seconds and called a timeout. On the ensuing in-bound pass, Noel broke free and drove the length of the court for an easy layup with four seconds left to put New Media ahead, 38-37. The sophomore guard led the visitors with 11 points.
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July 5, 2016
By Arthur J. Magida Once there was a house grand enough to shelter our lives, our dreams, our passions, our hopes. Frank Sinatra knew about the house. It was the house he lived in, the house that embraced "the grocer and the butcher/and the people that I meet/The children in the playground/the faces that I see/All races and religions/that's America to me. " In a 10-minute paean to brotherhood (a rarely used word today) released in 1945, Sinatra asked: What is America to me?
SPORTS
March 6, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Math, Civics, and Sciences spread the scoring around among nine players in a 79-47 romp over Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg at Pleasant Valley on Friday night. Malik Archer scored a game-high 19 points while Edward Croswell - the only other player for the Mighty Elephants to record double-digit points - added 12. Math, Civics, and Sciences advances to the second round, and on Tuesday will face Old Forge, which downed Cowanesque, 63-50. Elsewhere in PIAA Class A first-round action: Noah Baldez and Phi-Mont Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Paul Robeson, 75-63, at Colonial Elementary.
SPORTS
January 29, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
St. Basil's Natalie Kucowski stood above everyone else on the floor on Wednesday night, as she led the hosts to a 59-32 victory over Villa Maria. The 6-foot-2 junior recorded a triple-double, totaling 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 blocks in the Catholic Academies matchup. The victory lifted the Panthers to a 17-2 record. Catholic League. Maura Hendrixson made four three-pointers en route to 15 points for Cardinal O'Hara in a 52-39 victory at Archbishop Ryan. Mackenzie Gardler scored 14 points for the Lions.
NEWS
August 26, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU COULD TELL that the big, shambling man walking the streets of West Philadelphia had been a football player. The slope of his shoulders, the athletic spring in his step even in his 60s. And that voice! It seemed that Paul Robeson could still belt out the kind of operatic aria that had enthralled music lovers around the world. Although he was not in the best of health when he lived the last 10 years of his life in West Philadelphia, Paul Robeson enjoyed walking the neighborhood or sitting on the porch of the rowhouse at 4951 Walnut St. where he lived, greeting neighbors who may or may not have known that this big, friendly guy was an international celebrity.
SPORTS
April 24, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
In grade school, Markeeta Thomas' family didn't think she would amount to much on the track. The youngest of three girls - all of whom ran track - did not impress early, finishing toward the back of her races. Now, Thomas, a Paul Robeson senior bound for Clemson, makes her last trip to the Penn Relays this week as the school record-holder in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.13 seconds. "[My talent] snuck up on me," said Thomas, who is set to compete in the 400-meter hurdles championship at the Penn Relays on Thursday.
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Wilbert Hilliard McCabe, 72, of Yeadon, a longtime music scholar and teacher in the Philadelphia public schools, died Thursday, Nov. 13, of cardiac amyloidosis at his home. A child prodigy reared in South and then West Philadelphia, Dr. McCabe had memorized the city's major streets by age 6, began to study piano at age 3, and at 6 appeared in a musical program with the singer and actor Paul Robeson, his family said. His uncle Charles A. McCabe, a violinist and trailblazer for musicians of color, was the young Dr. McCabe's role model.
SPORTS
May 25, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Brianna Stratz extended her right hand and reached for the baton. She waved her other hand in a circle, urging Alexa Kwapinski on. The Central Bucks South girls' 4x800 relay team had the state title in reach Saturday with 800 meters to go. Unbeknownst to Stratz, the Titans were nearing the Class AAA state record at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. The baton in her grasp, Stratz broke away from the pack. The public address announcer at Shippensburg University told the crowd that the record had a chance of changing hands.
SPORTS
May 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in a few hours, West Chester Henderson's Tony Russell crossed the finish line without peer. He had already cemented himself as the area's premier boys' distance runner. Sunday's performance at the District 1 track and field championships was merely a showcase. He won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in Class AAA by a combined 6.57 seconds at Coatesville. But the senior said he "can't underestimate any of the guys" entering this weekend's PIAA state championship meet at Shippensburg University.
SPORTS
May 16, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Diamond Hodge continued her dominance in the long jump and triple jump Wednesday afternoon as the Girls High senior captured both events at Germantown on the first day of the PIAA District 12 Track and Field Championships. Hodge set a meet record with a 38-foot, 7-inch mark in the Class AAA triple jump. She won the long jump at 18-1. It was eight inches ahead of second place. Hodge won both events last week in the Public League championship meet. Ke'Von Lumb of Bishop McDevitt won the Class AA girls' long jump at 18-11/2, just a quarter of an inch ahead of second-place Tehya Noell of Engineering and Science.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Diamond Hodge of Girls High turned in a standout performance in the field, and Masterman's Julian Degroot-Lutzner used a late charge to win on the track Wednesday as the Public League wrapped up the second day of its three-day track and field championships at Germantown. Hodge won the girls' triple jump with a mark of 37 feet, 5 inches and captured the long jump with a mark of 17-91/2. Tanise Edwards of Northeast captured the high jump, and Lucy Van Kleunen won the 3,200 meters as Central swept the first three places.
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