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Serena Williams aces AP Female Athlete of the Decade honors

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Serena Williams   (Photo: shutterstock) By Howard Fendrich ASSOCIATED PRESS  Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row…

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The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, celebrates with teammates after Game 7 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Tim Reynolds ASSOCIATED PRESS He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio,…

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Lizzo named The Associated Press ‘Entertainer of the Year’

January 2, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell.” Though she released her first album in 2013, Lizzo dropped…

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Eddie Murphy’s “Saturday Night Live” return is a ratings win

December 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy delivered an early holiday gift to “Saturday Night Live.” With Murphy aboard as host after a decades-long absence, the NBC show earned its biggest audience since 2017. Just shy of 10 million viewers tuned in to see Murphy back on the late-night comedy show that helped launch his career….

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Whoops! UK publishes celebrity home addresses by mistake

December 29, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British officials have apologized after mistakenly publishing the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who received special honors including singers Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. The list also included Oscar-winning film directors, senior politicians and diplomats, popular athletes and people in sensitive defense roles. The addresses were published online for about…

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‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Portrait’ top AP’s 2019 best films list

December 26, 2019

By Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle December 5, 2019 Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR 1. “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the…

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Top 10 moments in television 2019

December 26, 2019

By Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The Associated Press…

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Women’s Art Festival — HERspace 2020

December 26, 2019

The HERspace 2020 Women’s Art Festival will take place on Sat, January 4, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 pm at the Philly Art Collective, located at 253 N. 3rd Street. HERspace Arts will feature powerful women artists of various mediums, live music, complementary refreshments, and a well-balanced atmosphere. HERspace has a goal of encouraging…

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AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

December 25, 2019

By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and…

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Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package: Key To Fun In Philly This Holiday Season

December 20, 2019

Winter-Only Package Includes Free Hotel Parking & A Free Philadelphia Sightseeing Pass For Two VISIT PHILLY Want visiting friends and relatives to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable holiday season in Philadelphia? Encourage them to book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, a perks-packed deal that enables visitors to choose their own city adventure thanks to…

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