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Entertainment

Disney makes filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable in July

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lin-Manuel Miranda portrays Alexander Hamilton, left, and Phillipa Soo portrays Eliza Hamilton in a filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton.”  (Disney Plus via AP)  By MARK KENNEDY associated press NEW YORK — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical…

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COVID-19 yellow and green phase info for Greater Philadelphia region

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A long line of people forced to wait to enter food store in suburban Philadelphia. (Photo: Rick Menapace / Shutterstock) Updates and recommendations on how to responsibly enjoy Philadelphia and the countryside Visitor and health safety is a top priority for the entire Philadelphia region. To help address the impact of COVID-19, VISIT…

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Welcome America… at home

July 3, 2020

The city’s annual July 4 celebration has gone virtual. By Denise Clay Normally, the streets of Philadelphia would be abuzz with the sounds of Philadelphians and tourists taking part in Wawa Welcome America, the city’s annual celebration of Independence Day. But while the coronavirus pandemic has kept the traditional Welcome America celebration from taking place,…

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Philadelphia & The Countryside Calendar Of Events (partial list)

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Oval+, July 2020 (Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy) Note:   Contact the individual event venues for information about any schedule changes due to COVID-19 restrictions July 3, 2020–August 30, 2020 ADAM CRAWFORD: EYES ON MANY SIDES. Acrylic and spray paint bring street artist Crawford’s stream of consciousness works to life…

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Top seller ‘Antiracist Baby’ to be released as picture book

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This cover image released by Kokila shows “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi, with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country’s top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. (Kokila via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW…

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Raven-Symoné posts wedding photos, ‘I love you’ to new wife

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Raven-Symoné and Miranda Pearman-Maday (Photo: Raven Symone/ Instagram) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Raven-Symoné says she’s single no longer. “I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home,” Raven-Symoné wrote in a post Thursday that included a photo of her…

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DL Hughley COVID-19 positive after fainting onstage

June 21, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee. The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news outlets reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a video on Twitter in which he…

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Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series “Chicago PD.” The May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has set off protests worldwide and transmitted images of law enforcement that long remained far outside the narratives of…

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