When marching-band director Tyrone Brown asks his Jackie Robinson Steppers, "Are you motivated?" he's not so much inquiring as presenting a challenge. It's the middle of a sweltering summer in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, where tensions, temptations and distractions are omnipresent. Synchronizing 60 players--while diverting some of... More >>>
Girls, interrupted: From left, Kerry Washington, Anna Simpson and Melissa Martinez play three children playing three grown-ups.