Most people know him as Mr. Sulu from the television show Star Trek, but you don’t need to be a Trekkie to know George Takei from his most recent incarnation — as a social media superstar, Trump critic and rabble rouser. And now, fans are learning more about the real life journey that shaped Takei’s activism — a journey that included a childhood spent in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. His story is now the inspiration behind a musical called “Allegiance,” which focuses on the lives of a family, who like Takei’s own, were uprooted from their home after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. George Takei joined Jim Braude to discuss.
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WGBH NewsAugust 16, 2018 01:21 PM
Arts This Week: 'Casanova's Europe,' 'Greece Through the Lens of Robert McCabe,' 'Crazy Rich Asians'Every week, WGBH News' Arts Editor Jared Bowen highlights the exhibitions, theater, movies and music you should check out in and around Boston.
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WGBH NewsAugust 9, 2018 11:24 AM
Arts This Week: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical,' 'Dark Room,' 'Leftovers'Every week, WGBH News' Arts Editor Jared Bowen highlights the exhibitions, theater, movies and music you should check out in and around Boston.