Langston Hughes’ work takes The Stage

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FAIRMONT — The Stage will celebrate prose and poems by Langston Hughes on Saturday as a way to celebrate Black History Month.

The adventures of Jess B. Semple as written by Hughes and several of his most famous poems will be read aloud at the theater during the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Hughes is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the 1920s through the 1960s. He wrote novels, short stories, plays and poetry, and also is known for his engagement with the world of jazz.

His life and work were important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

The Stage – Fairmont Arts & Culture Center is located at 205 W. Thompson St. in Fairmont.

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