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Makeda Easter

Makeda Easter is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. She became interested in journalism while working as a science writer for a supercomputing center at the University of Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in science, technology and international affairs at Georgetown University.  When not writing, Makeda can be found in a dance studio taking class or in rehearsal for an upcoming show.
She's 25 and on the rise: How L.A. choreographer Micaela Taylor became a hot name in dance

Micaela Taylor's rapid rise stems from fresh dance moves that blend contemporary technique with elements of hip-hop. She will premiere her evening-length work "Drift" at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, then tour to Massachusetts' Jacob's Pillow in June.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s new artistic director will be the first person of color in the post

Veteran stage director Nataki Garrett, who has deep ties with the California Institute of the Arts, will succeed Bill Rauch at the historic theater company.

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