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“Paul Robeson,” starring
James Earl Jones is now
playing in Washington where
it was greeted by a press
conference called by an ad hoc
group including Paul Robe
son, Jr. that issued a state
ment calling the play a "per
nicious reversion of the es
sence of Paul Robeson” -
even if unintended. So far, the
play has been greeted by
pickets in Boston and Phila
delphia and leaftlets in Chica
go saying black playwright
Phillip Hays Dean “triviali
zes" Robeson as a “naive,
ignoble giant." The play
wright interrupted the D.C.
press conference to defend his
play.
“A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A
Sandwich,” the Radnitz-Mat
tel Productions filming of A
lice Childress’ novel and whi
ch won Second Prize at the
Virgin Island Film Festival
stars Cicely Tyson and Paul
Winfield, introduces 16-year
old Larry Scott and also stars
David Groh and Glynn Tur
man.
Jill Gomez Knight is presi
dent of Gemini Cards, Third
World Greetings cards that
are featuring a "reflection of
roots" in its Christmas assort
ment. Gemini is located at
12775 Lyndon, Detroit, Mich. -
48227 Telephone (313 ) 934
6560.
MANHOOD Foundations,
^ Inc., one of the oldest citywide
community-based correction
al rehabilitation agencies for
ex-inmates in NYC, is sponso
ring an Exhibition of Prison
Art on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at
the Harlem Street Office
Building
The Afro American Total
Theatre is presenting “Kar
ma,” a new musical by John
Scott and Stan Cowell, through
Dec 18 at the New York Arts
Consortium, 36 W. 62nd Street.
It’s a part of "A National
Cultural Jubilee.” A meeting
of the African American Fed
eration of Arts will be held on
Dec 18 and from Dec. 29
through Jan. 8 the Afro Ameri
can Total Theatre is remount
ing "The Lion and the Jewel”
Fred Williamson
...Stars in new film
by Nigerian playwright Wole
Soyinka, directed by Lloyd
Richards with music by Billy
Taylor and choreography by
Chuck Davis.
Fred Williamson has set
Dec. 28 as the date his latest
film, “Mr. Mean” will premi
ere in Atlanta, Ga., at the
Rialto Theatre.
A Socialist Variety Show is
the feature of the YPSL Bene
fit Theatre ’n Party to be held
Saturday, Dec. 17 at Automa
tion House, 49 E. 68th St.
Ms. Greene Haste
Sans Souci
Bridge Qub
The Sans Souci Bridge Club
held its December meeting
recently at the home of Mrs.
Doretha Green, 1908 Oaklawn
Ave.
Three progressions of brid
ge were played and prizes
were awarded as follows: 1st
prize - Mary Lee Henderson,
2nd prize - Doretha Greene,
3rd prize - Laura Malone.
The club gave a check for
$100 to the Anita Stroud Foun
dation and each member was
presented a gift and Christ
mas card from the hostess.
Members of the Sans Souci
Bridge Club are: Mary Lee
Henderson - president, Mil
dred Alridge, Thelma Byers,
Doretha Greene, Laura Ma
lone, Louise Holloman, Giayds
Moreland, Ann Roberts and
Grace Wylie.
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