Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

Ben Sisario profiles Melvin Van Peebles at The NY Times

“ASK Melvin Van Peebles about his legacy, and you get a snort, a grimace, a wave of the hand, a game-show error buzz and a finely punctuated “come on.” “I didn’t even know I had a legacy,” he said between rehearsals for his latest project, a musical-theater adaptation of his 1971 film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss
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