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2012-06-21 02:07:38

While census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States, highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated residential patterns, and many African Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods, according to recent research by Richard Wright, professor of geography and the Orvil E. Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs. Wright and two colleagues–Steven R. Holloway of the University...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

LONDON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink Floyd and EMI Music, whose association dates from 1967, announce a comprehensive release schedule, to be launched on September 26, 2011, encompassing CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, SACD, an array of digital formats, viral marketing, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album 'Best Of' collection. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/LA98883) The legendary band, who are still one of the most successful and iconic artists of all time,...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com -- Skinner, one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host Session II of the Richard Wright Collection on October 24(th) starting at 11 a.m. in the Boston gallery. Richard Wright, one of the world's foremost fine dolls experts, and a prominent and colorful appraiser on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, also had a discerning eye for furniture and decorative arts. The collection to be auctioned is...

2009-09-23 08:00:00

BOSTON, Sept 23 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com - Skinner, one of the nation's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced that Session I of the Richard Wright Collection will be held in the Marlborough gallery on Oct. 10, 2009. The eclectic sale is comprised of more than 450 lots. Wright's vast collection of dolls and doll furniture and accessories up for auction is truly a study of the history of playthings. (Photo:...

2009-04-09 11:48:51

The achievements of author and former postal employee Richard Wright are being honored with a first-class postage stamp, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. The late writer is best known for his works about racism in America, such as Native Son and Black Boy. He also worked for the Chicago Post Office from 1927-30 as a letter sorter. He died in 1960 at the age of 52. A stamp featuring his image went on sale nationwide Thursday and was the 25th inductee into the Postal Service's Literary...

2009-04-08 16:50:00

Author, former Postal employee, wrote on racism in America To see the stamp image, visit this link: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/pr09_037.htm CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author and former postal employee Richard Wright will be immortalized on a First-Class stamp tomorrow in the lobby of the Chicago Main Post Office on West Harrison Street when the stamp goes on sale nationwide Thursday, April 9, as the 25th inductee into the Postal Service's Literary...

2008-09-30 06:00:24

PINK FLOYD fans can remember the late Richard Wright when a tribute band takes to the stage. Coventry-based band Dark Side of the Wall will imitate their idols at Henry's Music Club on Saturday. The event at The Stoneythorpe Hotel, Warwick Road, Southam, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost pounds 10 in advance, or pounds 12 on the door. Call 01926 812365 or log on to www.henrysmusicclub.co.uk (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-26 06:00:23

COVENTRY'S Pink Floyd tribute band Dark Side of the Wall (above) return to regular haunt The Hare & Hounds in Keresley tonight. And in honour of Richard Wright, who died Last week, the show will incorporate a complete performance of Dark Side of theMoon. Bass player Steve Chilton explained: "We were all really shocked to hear about Richard Wright succumbing to cancer at just 65. As far as I'm aware none of us Floyd fans knew about his illness and his passing is a very tragic loss to us...

2008-09-23 10:00:00

British rocker David Gilmour recalls his 2006 concert in Gdansk, Poland, as "a great, great show," which is why he's preserved it on CD and DVD. The Pink Floyd guitarist was planning "to make a live album out of the show tour" supporting his latest solo album, "On An Island." But the Gdansk show, staged at the city's historic shipyards and featuring an orchestra, changed his mind. "It's slightly not representative of all the shows from the tour," Gilmour said, "but so many of the best...

2008-09-19 09:00:25

By Scott Iwasaki Deseret News Another respected musician has left this world. On Monday, Richard Wright, 65, the founding keyboardist for the band Pink Floyd, lost his battle with cancer and went to that "Great Gig in the Sky." He joins another Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, who died in 2006. Pink Floyd is one of those bands that has stuck with me since I was in elementary school. Back then, here in Salt Lake City, there was a Saturday afternoon TV program called "Science...


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