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Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a Grinch

November 29, 2019

By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES  — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of the world also is part of the ride, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform…

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TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Honoree Norman Lear, right, is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Anthony Anderson onstage at “The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —…

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U Arts graduate Lorenzo Pugliese stars as SpongeBob in ‘The SpongeBob Musical’

November 29, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!” The opening line of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” theme song brings a smile to most faces. The Nickelodeon animated series, “SpongeBob SquarePants” tells the adventures of a yellow sponge SpongeBob, his pet snail  Gary, his starfish best friend Patrick, his squirrel friend Sandy…

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Victor Wooten talks the 30th anniversary of Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

November 29, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The dynamic band Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, was founded in 1988. Known for their eclectic sound, complex arrangements and seamless blend of various genres, The Flecktones created a sound uniquely their own. In honor of their 30th Anniversary, the group is embarking on a national tour. Founding member and legendary bassist…

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PHILLYCAM’s CAMMY awardees recognized for outstanding content reflective of Philadelphia’s diversity

November 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ricky Paul (center) recipient of the Excellence in Curation for Radio being interviewed by Jeffrey Jones surrounded by fellow Dumpsta Players.   (Photos by Vanessa Maria Graber) By Vanessa Maria Graber Philadelphia Community Access Television, the community media center that trains Philadelphians in broadcast production and airs original content on Philadelphia’s public access…

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Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

November 22, 2019

By Andrew Dalton ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. The comedian and Oscar-winning actress says Netflix…

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Kùlú Mèlé celebrates 50 Years with world premiere

November 22, 2019

Philadelphia’s Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the world premiere of its new spellbinding production, “Ogun & the People: An Ancient Story with Lessons for Today’s World,” with a Dec. 1, 3:00pm matinee at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, located at 3680 Walnut Street.  A second…

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Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes

November 22, 2019

By Mae Anderson ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes as Disney Plus seems to be an instant hit. It…

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Adante Carter stars as Aaron Samuels in ‘Mean Girls’ — The National Tour

November 21, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The 2004 teen comedy film “Mean Girls ”  starring and written by Tina Fey, has a tremendous cult following. The film, which also starred Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and several of Fey’s former SNL co-stars — Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer — still retains its popularity 15 years later.  “Mean…

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