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  • Louis Gossett, Jr. on ‘Roots’ Remake: Why? ‘The Story Has Been Told’

    Feb 20, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Ask Louis Gossett, Jr. about the classic miniseries “Roots” and he’ll probably share memories of playing Fiddler on the historic TV film as well as the impact it had on society and the folks who watched it. Ask Gossett about the upcoming remake of “Roots” and his answer may throw you off guard. In an […]

  • Leslie Uggams Stars in Multi-Racial Production of ‘Gypsy’

    Jul 11, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s multi-racial production of the Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne and Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, with award-winning actress Leslie Uggams starring as Rose, officially opens July 11 following previews that began July 10. Press notes state that no African-American actress had ever starred as Rose in an Equity production of Gypsy with a mixed-race […]

  • Leslie Uggams Frightened Southern States With Her 1960s NBC Gig (Watch)

    Apr 15, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *The fourth season of PBS’ “Pioneers of Television” will include a “Breaking Barriers” episode dedicated to the actors who changed the racial landscape of the small screen…often against improbable odds. “The network was trying to get rid of me because the South would not carry the show,” says Leslie Uggams, discussing her first TV gig […]

  • Cast of ‘Roots’ Takes Questions on SiriusXM

    Feb 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Original cast members from the groundbreaking television mini-series “Roots” participated in a live Q&A session today as part of its “Town Hall” series.  LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams and Louis Gossett, Jr. sat down at 2 p.m. for a Q&A session with a select group of listeners and SiriusXM host Joe Madison at the company’s studios […]

  • THE (05-25-12) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    May 25, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE “A word uttered cannot be taken back” – […]

  • Oprah & OWN to Host 35 Year ‘Roots’ Reunion

    Jan 7, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Coming this January, Oprah is welcoming the cast of “Roots” into her Montecito, Calif. home for an intimate reunion. The epic and classic series, which includes Cicely Tyson, LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Ben Vereen, first debuted 35 years ago, sweeping the nation and bringing African Americans back home. “Roots […]