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8:20 PM / Tuesday January 28, 2020

Entertainment

Terry Crews visits Philadelphia to talk life lessons, ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the beauty of creativity

January 23, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Terry Crews truly embodies the word multi-hyphenate, having been incredibly successful in various aspects of the entertainment world.  Born and raised in Flint Michigan, Crews beat the odds by earning an arts scholarship to Western Michigan before also earning a football scholarship. He went on to become a professional linebacker and defensive…

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Splat!

January 23, 2020

Tyler Perry’s latest movie, “A Fall From Grace”, lands with a thud. And that’s just the hair and makeup. By Denise Clay A few months back, Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique sued the streaming giant Netflix for discrimination because the company offered her a mere $500,000 for her to do a stand-up special for them. …

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IABD and Philadanco! present ‘THEN NOW NEXT’

January 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Just Sole! Dance Theater Company  (Photo: Scott Robbins) By Kharisma McIlwaine When it comes to dance in Philadelphia, one name always has and always will be front and center… Joan Myers Brown. Regal and gifted, Brown became a pioneer and advocate for Black people in dance founding Philadanco! (Philadelphia Dance Company), in 1970….

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Johnson Publishing artwork going on auction block

January 16, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Bankrupt Johnson Publishing Co., the former owner of Ebony and Jet magazines, will sell off art that once decorated the company’s Chicago headquarters. Among the art to be auctioned Jan. 30 at a New York gallery will be paintings, sculptures and other works from 75 African American artists. Among the pieces is…

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‘Joker’ tops Oscar nominations with 11; ‘Irishman’ scores 10

January 16, 2020

By Jake Coyle  ASSOCIATED PRESS  “Joker” is the leading nominee for the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, with “The Irishman” close behind. Martin Scorsese’s crime epic scored 10 nominations. Issa Rae and John Cho announced Monday nominees in 24 categories that honor the best achievements in films released in 2019. There are nine nominees for…

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Billy Porter to star on Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Billy Porter (Photo: shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PASADENA, Calif.  — Billy Porter is among the actors who will appear on Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” anthology series next season. Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale and Jimmi Simpson also will each appear in an episode for season two, the CBS All Access streaming…

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Bad Boys for Life: A Review

January 16, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine “Bad Boys Bad Boys what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?” The theme song for the “Bad Boys” blockbuster film franchise brings with it the perfect dose of nostalgia for fans of the 1995 film and 2003 sequel.  The bad boys, Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and…

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Joseph Sikora talks Season 6 of ‘Power’

January 16, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine The TV series “Power” has been a phenomenon since its debut on Starz in 2014. Created by Courtney Kemp and produced by 50 Cent, “Power” follows the complicated life of “Ghost,” aka James Saint Patrick, and of the lives of those closest to him. Tommy Egan played by Joseph Sikora, captivates as…

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LA prosecutors charge Harvey Weinstein with sex crimes

January 9, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein leaves State Supreme Court in New York, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The disgraced movie mogul faces allegations of rape and sexual assault.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) By Andrew Dalton, Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors announced Monday that they have filed new sex…

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‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ win Golden Globes

January 9, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for “1917” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) By Jake Coyle Associated Press Film Writer The 77th…

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