minstrelsy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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minstrelsy


  • n  a troupe of minstrels
  • n  ballads sung by minstrels
  • n  the art of a minstrel

  • Critics of minstrelsy thought that the show's failure was not the result of any inadequacy of the "First Part," but by the mediocre character of the "Olio" (vaudeville).
  • Linc's may have an almost entirely black cast, but anyone who thinks it is just another ethnic sitcom featuring bawdiness and near minstrelsy is in for a surprise.
  • Born Lemuel Gordon Toney, son of a land-owning Virginia family impoverished by the Civil War, Eddie Leonard entered minstrelsy by way of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
News & Articles

  • Mr. Tol E. Rance Comes To Town | WUNC
    Loading streams... They are bringing to the 80th Anniversary season of the American Dance Festival their piece, “Mr. Tol E. Rance,” which tackles minstrelsy.
    July 10, 2013 - WUNC Chapel Hill
Quotes

  • Manohla Dargis in The Week Magazine
    Skids and Mudflap do "indicate that minstrelsy remains as much in fashion in Hollywood as when, well, Jar Jar Binks was set loose by George Lucas," said Manohla Dargis in The New York Times.
  • James Brown in Washington Post
    Others may have followed in my wake, but I was the one who turned racist minstrelsy into black soul -- and by doing so, became a cultural force,Brown wrote in "I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul" (2004).
  • Bill Evans in San Jose Mercury News
    The prevailing paradigm for so many years was to get as far away from all of those vestiges of slavery and black-face minstrelsy as possible,says Bill Evans, an accomplished bluegrass banjo player and ethnomusicologist based in the East Bay.

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