[members-announce] Dr. Maya Angelou To Speak at Boston Opera House May 31
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Dr. Maya Angelou To Speak at Boston Opera House May 31
The producers of Unique Lives & Experiences are pleased to present Dr.
Angelou at the Boston Opera House Thursday, May 31, 2007, at 7:30 pm.
are $39.95, $49.95, $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95, and may be purchased by
Ticketmaster at 617-931-2787 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets
groups of ten or more may be purchased at a 10% discount.
Dr. Angelou spoke to a sold-out audience at Symphony Hall on February
6, 2004, a
date proclaimed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as Maya Angelou Day.
Dr. Angelou is a world renowned poet, playwright, author, actor,
director, has won three Grammy Awards and has been nominated for a Tony
the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Mentor to Oprah
Angelou will share her inspirational message of hope, courage and
Hailed as one of the greatest speakers of our time, her words have been
of inspiration, comfort, encouragement and strength for millions of
around the world. Mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed February 6
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on
1928. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and Stamps, Arkansas. She is
author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and
producer, director, performer, singer and civil rights activist. Dr.
best known for her autobiographical books: All God’s Children Need
Shoes (1986), The Heart of a Woman (1981), Singin’ and Swingin’ and
Merry Like Christmas (1976), Gather Together in My Name (1974), and I
the Caged Bird Sings (1969), which was nominated for the National Book
Among her volumes of poetry are A Brave and Startling Truth (Random
1995), The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994), Wouldn’t
Nothing for My Journey Now (1993), Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987), I
Be Moved (1990), Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? (1983), Oh Pray My Wings
Fit Me Well (1975) and Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Die
which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
In 1959, at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou
northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
1961 to 1962 she was associate editor of The Arab Observer in Cairo,
only English-language news weekly in the Middle East, and from 1964 to
was feature editor of the African Review in Accra, Ghana. She is
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and West African Fanti.
Dr. Angelou returned to the US in 1974 and was appointed by Gerald Ford
Bicentennial Commission and later by Jimmy Carter to the Commission for
International Woman of the Year. She accepted a lifetime appointment
in 1981 as
Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1993, Dr. Angelou became only the
in American history to recite her work at the inauguration of an
president when, in 1993 at the request of Bill Clinton, she read On the
The first black woman director in Hollywood, Dr. Angelou has written,
directed and starred in productions for stage, film and television. In
wrote the original screenplay and musical score for the film, George,
and was both author and executive producer of a five-part television
Three Way Choice. She has also written and produced several
documentaries including “Afro-Americans in the Arts,” a PBS special for
she received the Golden Eagle Award. Maya Angelou was nominated for a
award for acting in her Broadway debut in Look Away (1973) and for an
best supporting actress for her performance in Alex Haley’s Roots
Dr. Angelou has received dozens of honorary degrees from universities
world. A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she
captivates her audience lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. She
unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between
subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies.
For more information, contact Dawn Singh at 505-771-0417 or
dawn at dawnsinghpublicity.com.
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