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“Good Times’” Ja’Net DuBois dies; co-wrote ‘Jeffersons’ theme

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Ja’Net DuBois (Photo: Arnold Turner/Invision/AP) associated press LOS ANGELES — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died. DuBois’ song “Movin’ on Up” provided a joyous intro to “The Jeffersons” during the show’s 10-season run. BernNadette Stanis,…

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M’Balia Singley premieres in ‘Turn’ at the Kimmel Center

February 21, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwainePhiladelphia native M’Balia Singley is a performer that has explored various facets of the arts. As a singer, songwriter and actress, her works have taken her on a journey through a variety of creative spaces. Singley has performed at iconic locations like the Jazz Standard and Smalls in New York and can also…

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University of The Arts graduate Brandon Whitmore stars in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

February 21, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Originally from the small town of Saint Matthews, South Carolina, Brandon Whitmore had dreams of becoming a dancer. Years of training at South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities, eventually led Whitmore to pursue a career in theater. Drawn to Philadelphia, which had already become home to several members of his…

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Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Bong Joon Ho, right, reacts as he is presented with the award for best picture for “Parasite” from presenter Jane Fonda at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left are Song Kang-Ho and Kwak Sin Ae. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) By Jake Coyle associated…

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Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

February 14, 2020

associated press LOS ANGELES — Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom “Night Court” and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film “Sweet Charity,” has died. She was 77. Kelly died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Los Angeles’ Ebony Repertory Theatre….

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Back Lot Music releases Universal Pictures’ ‘The Photograph’ original motion picture soundtrack

February 14, 2020

PRNewswire LOS ANGELES–Back Lot Music has released the original motion picture soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ The Photograph’. The soundtrack to the film features an original score by multi-Grammy winning recording artist Robert Glasper, as well as two new songs by recent Grammy nominee Lucky Daye and Grammy winning artist H.E.R. The romantic drama, starring Issa…

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Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez poses for a photo at his independent bookstore and community center “Tia Chucha” in Los Angeles in 2011. Rodriguez’s collection of essays released Jan. 28, 2020 is among the books Latinos are recommending via social media amid the controversy surrounding the novel, “American Dirt.” (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File) By…

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