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Top Holiday Season Film Releases

December 20, 2019

The annual Holiday Movie Season is in full swing. Many of 2019’s much anticipated releases have already been making an impressive impact at the box office. Here is a sample: Black Christmas (Universal) Cast Members: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady,Caleb Eberhardt,Cary Elwes, Madeleine Adams, Ben Black, Simon Mead, Nathalie Morris, Zoë Robins,Ryan…

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Trapeta B. Mayson named 2020-2021 Poet Laureate for the City of Philadelphia

December 20, 2019

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Poet Laureate for 2020-2021 will be Trapeta B. Mayson. A teaching artist born in Liberia, Mayson’s work sheds light on and honors the immigrant experience and amplifies the stories of everyday people. She was selected from a competitive pool of applicants by the…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber beams as ‘Cats’ film has its premiere

December 20, 2019

By John Carucci Associated Press  NEW YORK  — It was a special night for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as he walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film adaptation of his Tony Award-winning stage musical “Cats” Monday night. Speaking exclusively to The Associated Press, the 71-year old composer called Taylor Swift “absolutely…

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Local talent Deysha Nelson stars in Netflix’s ‘Holiday Rush’

December 20, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine When it comes to talent, Deysha Nelson has it all. Born in Georgia, then raised in Elkins Park before a recent move to Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Deysha considers Philadelphia home. Nelson’s love for entertainment began at a young age and with the support of her mother, and twin sister Deyahna, she continues to…

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Tekashi 6ix9ine gets 2-year prison term in racketeering case

December 18, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said his extraordinary cooperation with prosecutors let him dodge potential decades in prison but did not absolve him entirely for using a violent gang as his “personal hit squad.” The 23-year-old performer, whose real name…

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Miss Universe to have official homecoming celebration in Africa

December 17, 2019

Photo: SPhotograph/shutterstock.con Mama’s Grits and Tea by Mama Here’s your dose of needed distraction to get you through the day. We know some love to mind celebrities’ business more than their own. ….Get your plane tickets ready! New Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi is having an official homecoming in South Africa. The date and details…

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R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTOS: R. Kelly,  Aaliyah (AP Photo/File) By Tom Hays ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK  — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The…

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Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, April 27, 2006, file photo, Caroll Spinney, right, who portrays “Sesame Street” characters Oscar The Grouch, left, and Big Bird, arrives for the Daytime Emmy nominee party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly…

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Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this May 15, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD performs in concert during his “Death Race for Love Tour” at The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday, Dec. 8 after a “medical emergency”…

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