At 85, Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Is Still ‘Looking For A Better Layout’

One morning on the Upper West Side, bassist and bandleader Ron Carter was sitting at the far end of a plush rust-colored sofa in his spacious 10th-floor apartment, an oak-colored space with ornate statues and panoramic views of the bustling city. Neighborhood blocks below. A soft melody was played in the background by Antônio Carlos …

Paul Carter Harrison, whose ideas shaped the black theater, dies at 85

He is survived by his daughter, his second wife, Wanda Malone, and a granddaughter. Mr. Harrison was prolific, writing plays, essays, and film scripts, and in 1968 Howard invited him to join the theater department. He came for the interview. Reverend Dr. A few days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., which led …