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Most people wouldn’t have any trouble fitting their entire life story into one autobiographical book. The fact that Maya Angelou has managed to write six autobiographies—while gathering critical acclaim for other endeavors along the way—is indicative of the life she’s lived. In her 82 years, Angelou has been (in no particular order) a teen mom, a poet laureate, a director, a prostitute, a professional dancer, a playwright, an actress, and, of course, an autobiographer.

The show is part of the Unique Lives and Experiences Tour, and is described as “an extraordinary evening with the legendary Maya Angelou.” Given that broad introduction, and the fact that Broadway in the Hood will make a guest appearance, be prepared to witness anything from oratory to torch-juggling.


Sun., March 20, 3 p.m., 2011
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