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Maya Help You

Oprah's mentor offers words of wisdom as she celebrates octagenarianism.

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As one of Oprah Winfrey's spiritual advisers, Maya Angelou has been heralded as her generation's messenger of inspiration, courage, and survival. Celebrating her 80th birthday this year, the author of the acclaimed 1970 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will wax nostalgic about her career as a poet and playwright, tonight at Playhouse Square. Not that she needs any practice. On the lecture circuit since the early '90s, Angelou has made an average of 80 public appearances each year. Insiders also say she charges $43,000 for every speech. Now that's inspiration. Angelou takes the stage at 7:30 tonight at the Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Avenue. Tickets are $36 to $86. Call 216-241-6000 or visit www.playhousesquare.com.
Mon., May 12, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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