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The Unveiling of PIFA 2018

February 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tape Riot  (Photo by: Stefanie Schmid Rincon)   By Kharisma McIlwaine Every two years, Philadelphia is home to one of the biggest art festivals in the world. The Kimmel Center’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is returning this summer. The City of Philadelphia will once again be transformed for 11 days…

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TV One to premiere the original film, Behind The Movement, Feb. 11

February 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left: Loretta Divine, as Jo Ann Robinson; Meta Golding, as Rosa Parks and Isaiah Washington as E.D. Nixon in TV One’s “Behind The Movement”.   The story behind the rise of the Montgomery Bus Boycott SILVER SPRING, MD–Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the…

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WHYY celebrates Black History Month with exclusive, multiplatform programming

February 2, 2018

WHYY proudly honors Black History Month with a selection of events, award-winning documentaries, radical performances and local histories. Hear “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in Maya Angelou’s own voice, experience Nas’ deeply lyrical portrait of life in a public housing project, tour Philadelphia’s prominent African-American historical sites and more. The line-up includes: EVENTS:…

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Actress Natalie Wood’s 1981 drowning now considered a ‘suspicious death’

February 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a “person of interest,” Los Angeles sheriff’s officials said Thursday. For nearly four decades, mystery and speculation have swirled around the death…

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Bruno Mars has a magical night at Grammys, winning 6 for 6

January 29, 2018

Photo Bruno Mars/Shutterstock NEW YORK  — Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album “24K Magic,” winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday – a year after his wife lost…

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SUN 2018 Grammy Watch: Partial list of winners in top categories

January 28, 2018

Photo: Shutterstock/Christian Bertrand Here’s the scoop, a partial list of winners in the top categories at the Grammy Awards , announced Sunday by The Recording Academy. Kudos to Kendrick Lamar on Best rap album! — Best rap album: “DAMN.,” Kendrick Lamar. — Best rap performance: Kendrick Lamar. — Best music video: Kendrick Lamar. — Best…

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Casey Affleck will not attend Academy Awards amid #Metoo movement

January 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the #MeToo movement, last year’s best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck’s publicist said Thursday that the actor would not be at the ceremony on March 4 where, traditionally, he would have been expected to…

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Mt. Airy’s Quintessence Theatre presents “Waiting for Godot” on Jan. 31

January 26, 2018

The Brothers’ Network is proud to introduce the theatre-going members and the public at large to Quintessence Theatre Group in Mt. Airy. Quintessence is bringing new audiences, new plays and new ideas to the vibrant theatre community. “Waiting for Godot” is a classic story, and under the artistic direction of Ken Marini, this tale takes…

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South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Hugh Masekela (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)   By Krista Mahr associated press JOHANNESBURG — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said…

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‘This Is Us,’ ‘Veep’ casts take top SAG TV series awards

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sterling K. Brown, winner of the awards for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for “This Is Us” and for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for “This Is Us”, poses in the press room at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine…

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