Why Making Arts Accessible Matters

Last Saturday, I attended Raleigh Little Theatre’s sensory-friendly performance of Alice@Wonderland. Subsequently, I wrote an article for Broadway World about my experience. And while it is evident that I applaud Raleigh Little Theatre’s efforts to make the arts accessible to special needs kids, I don’t think it’s evident in my Broadway World piece as to why that…

Joplin: Our Lady of the Perpetual Party

“In desperation [Janis Jopilin] dumps her bag onto the floor of the limo. Its contents are truly awesome. Janis has a baglady’s compulsion to carry her whole life with her. There are: two movie stubs, a pack of cigarettes, an antique cigarette holder, several motel and hotel room keys, a box of Kleenex, a compact and…

Video: Alton Fitzgerald White Talks My Pride, Lion King, and Life

The king has landed in Raleigh… that is Alton Fitzgerald White. White was the longest running Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King, playing over 4300 shows. He sat down with me to discuss THE LION KING, his book, My Pride, and his view about deriving happiness from commonplace achievements. It was my first Facebook Live broadcast (and his). Afterwards,…