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Ill. suburb schools reject book ban

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 26 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago school district has approved a reading list despite calls by a board member to remove some controversial books.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2006 with 316 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2005 with 316 to follow.
By United Press International

70 Nobel laureates praise U.N.'s Annan

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Seventy Nobel laureates say they support U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his work.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2004 with 317 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz, pop, R&B stars team for good cause

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Chaka Khan, Will Downing and Paquito D'Rivera lead the musicians who will raise funds for an ailing ex-club owner who helped their careers over the years.

Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Toni Morrison to pen opera

DETROIT, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Michigan Opera Theatre has asked novelist Toni Morrison and composer Richard Danielpour to collaborate on an opera based on the life of a fugitive slave. "Marga

Toni Morrison to pen opera

DETROIT, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and composer Richard Danielpour have been asked to collaborate on an opera based on the life of a fugitive Kentucky s

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2003 with 316 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Preliminary box office receipts have been counted, laying to rest the debate of who would top the box office this week: Boy wizard Harry Potter or his countryman James Bond? The answer is Bond. James Bond.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Film of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In "The Truth About Charlie," Jonathan Demme tries to climb out of this hole he has dug for himself by building his movie on a wacky what-if conceit. Remember that glossy 1963 romantic comedy-thriller "Charade," with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in a pre
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Imre Kertesz, Nobel literature laureate

The Nobel Prize for Literature 2002 goes to Imre Kertesz of Hungary "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbi
SHIRLEY SAAD

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2002 with 316 to follow. This is President?s Day. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

Jacob Lawrence, American art black master

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jacob Lawrence, a black artist who was a success story in the white world, once said he documented the African-American struggle for freedom and social justice
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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NYP2003030305 - NEW YORK, March 03 (UPI) - Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison for the first time at the March 3, 2003, "Building Partnerships for Change" awards dinner benefiting Shared Interest, a nonprofit organization investing in South Africa's future. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Nobel Prize in Literature 1993

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She also was commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005.

Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, to George and Ramah (Willis) Wofford, the second of four children in a working-class family. As a child, Morrison read constantly; among her favorite authors were Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy. Morrison's father told her numerous folktales of the black community (a method of storytelling that would later work its way into Morrison's writings).

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