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5:43 PM / Thursday January 20, 2022

Entertainment

Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sidney Poitier (FeatureFlash/Shutterstock) By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died….

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Rapper Kodak Black arrested on trespassing charge in Florida

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Kodak Black (Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS Rapper Kodak Black was arrested on a trespassing charge Saturday in South Florida, authorities said. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Black was taken into custody in his hometown of Pompano Beach early Saturday morning, according to the South Florida SunSentinel. Investigators did not immediately…

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Betty White, an ageless TV star, was America’s sweetheart

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Flowers, stuff toys and cards are displayed at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late actress Betty White, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Los Angeles. White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore…

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Review: Washington’s aging Macbeth is one for the ages

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor Denzel Washington, who plays Macbeth in the film, arrives at the premiere of “The Tragedy of Macbeth” at the DGA Theater on Thursday, Dec. 18, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) By Jocelyn Noveck ASSOCIATED PRESS His hair is graying. His nerves are fraying. Denzel Washington’s Macbeth is a man quite…

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Amanda Gorman writes end-of-year poem, ‘New Day’s Lyric’

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl….

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Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to virus surge

January 5, 2022

(Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) By JAKE COYLE NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge. Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival will start as…

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Grammys postpone ceremony, citing omicron variant risks

January 5, 2022

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards were postponed Wednesday weeks before the planned Los Angeles ceremony over what organizers called “too many risks” from the omicron variant, signaling what could be the start of another year of pandemic upheaval for awards season. The attempt at a back-to-normal show had been scheduled for Jan….

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“STOMP”: A one on one with Jasmine Joyner

December 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jasmine Joyner By Kharisma McIlwaine  “STOMP” is back and better than ever!  “STOMP” has been entertaining audiences for 27 years with its innovative concept of transforming the things around us into percussive instruments. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, “STOMP” initially began in the UK as a street performance but has since…

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‘A Journal for Jordan’: A review

December 30, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine Honor and sacrifice are attributes most soldiers take pride in possessing. But the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe are often done at the expense of their personal freedoms and impact their ability to remain physically present for their families.  “A Journal for Jordan,” directed by Denzel Washington and co-produced…

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

December 30, 2021

By Bernard McGhee ASSOCIATED PRESS They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are among the many noteworthy…

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