Performance studies

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville

Festive Revolutions: The Politics of Popular Theater and the San Francisco Mime Troupe

Grotowski's Objective Drama Research

Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews

The Jumbies' Playing Ground: Old World Influences on Afro-Creole Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean

Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

Merchant-Ivory: Interviews

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville

Performing the Pilgrims: A Study of Ethnohistorical Role Playing at Plimoth Plantation

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle

Robert Rodriguez: Interviews

Samuel Fuller: Interviews

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Straight White Male: Performance Art Monologues

Strike Songs of the Depression

Striking Performances/Performing Strikes

To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second City

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Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights

The following is an excerpt from A YEAR IN MISSISSIPPI edited by Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights Seetha Srinivasan In November 2003 President George W. Bush inaugurated the tradition of marking at the White House Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with the aim of respecting the faiths of all U.S. citizens while also acknowledging the

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