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L.A. DIGEST: Dick Gregory to be subject of play

BEVERLY HILLS — Lovelace Studio Theater will begin showing “Turn Me Loose,” a play about the late comedian Dick Gregory starting on Oct. 13 through Nov. 13. This Fridays’ performance will start at 8 p.m. Emmy winner and “Scandal” star Joe Morton plays the role Gregory, as the production shines a light on the first…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Last words from Dick Gregory released in three formats

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory left us on Aug.19 at the age of 84. However, his final words have been documented and presented for posterity in the just released, “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” (available through Amistad in hardcover, Kindle and audio CD formats). In the collection of thoughtful, inspiring essays,…

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The comedy of tragedy

I don’t often write about comedians, but the recent passing of my friend Dick Gregory reminded me of the very important role that comedians play in our lives. Not that Gregory was simply a comedian. He was so much more than that — a civil rights activist, leader, amazing speaker, holistic health practitioner, and so…

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