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St. Louis Culture: Out and about as a Woman Around Town.

I’ve been a woman about town these last few days. The dictionary defines this phrase as: A sophisticated and socially active woman who frequents fashionable places. Well, I can dream, can’t I? FREE–Thursday night I attended the Missouri History Museum’s Community Cinema Series to view “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Naathai.” (See post) FREE–Friday? […]

Kwansaba: birth of a poetry form

The Kwansaba came into being as a praise song. Drumvoices Revue has used the Kwansaba form to praise Richar Wright (2008), Maya Angelou and Quincy Troupe (2007), Jayne Cortex (2006), Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez (2005), Katherine Dunham (2004), Miles Davis (2003). Outside of haiku and the blues, the Kwansaba is one of the most […]