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Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga to perform at Grammy Awards

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Childish Gambino (Photo: Shutterstock)   associated press NEW YORK — Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show’s return to New York City. The Recording Academy announced Thursday…

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Philadelphia Native Phoenix Best takes on the role Eponine in “Les Misérables”

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Best in her role as Eponine in “Les Misérables” By Kharisma McIlwaine Cameron Mackintosh’s classic production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Shönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical “Les Misérables” is back! The beloved story — set in 19th century France –tells the story of triumph in the many faces of adversity. Known for its dynamic…

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Woodson named ‘young people’s literature’ ambassador

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jacqueline Woodson, a nominee for the National Book Award for young people’s literature, poses for photographers before the ceremony in New York Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. Woodson is the author of “Hush.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) By Hillel Italie associated press NEW YORK — Jacqueline Woodson, the country’s next National Ambassador for Young People’s…

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NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’

January 2, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the “Today” show’s first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November. Kotb, 53, will continue to co-host the show’s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. It…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

December 29, 2017

By Bernard Mc Ghee associated press They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock ‘n’ roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void…

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Katt Williams–Katt’s Back!

December 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Katt Williams Interview with Kam Williams Legendary stand-up comedian, actor and rapper Katt Williams has enjoyed an impressive career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. The film “Father Figures” marks the eagerly-anticipated…

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Cary Lamb Jr. is “Particle Man” in the musical “Stomp”

December 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cary Lamb Jr. By Kharisma McIlwaine Percussionists can create sounds using any and everything available. And that’s exactly what performers have been doing in the physical theater production of “Stomp” since its inception in Brighton, UK in 1991. Over the past 20 plus years, “Stomp” has played to sell out crowds all over…

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Prince’s DJ Purple Pam dies at 51

December 23, 2017

Mercury News Bay Area hip-hop star Pam Warren, who was better known as Pam the Funkstress, has reportedly died at the age of 51 from organ failure. Warren was an influential DJ who spun for Prince and was a longtime member of The Coup, the politically charged East Bay hip-hop duo also featuring Boots Riley….

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A lunchtime conversation with the cast of The Color Purple

December 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left to right Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart, SUN writer Kharisma McIlwaine and Carrie Compere. (Photo courtesy: Kharisma McIlwaine)   By Kharisma McIlwaine What’s better than a midday lunch break? A midday lunch break spent with some of the dynamic ladies that make up the cast of “The Color Purple”’s North American…

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