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Get out! — Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3M

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Lupita Nyong’o in a scene from “Us”. By Jake Coyle Associated Press NEW YORK — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts,…

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TV One to air 50th NAACP Image Awards and Tribute Awards hosted by Urban One founder and chairperson Cathy Hughes on Saturday, March 30

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cathy Hughes and John Legend. SILVER SPRING, MD– TV One will air the 50th NAACP Image Awards and Tribute Special on Saturday, March 30 at 8pm ET/7C, immediately preceding the live telecast of the 50th NAACP Image Awards at 9pm/8C. The tribute special, sponsored by Toyota, will honor this year’s nominees, past winners…

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A Wakanda experience for V.I.B.E and I.M.A.G.I.N.E.

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: VIBE and IMAGINE sponsors, parents and volunteers. (Photos courtesy: Andrea Lawful Sanders) By Andrea Lawful Sanders On Saturday March 23 2019, children and their families converged on the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown for a screening of the movie, “Black Panther.” This special day came as a result of the Abington Police Department’s C.A.P.T….

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Jordan Peele dares everyone to look at the horrors of ‘Us’

March 27, 2019

How does Jordan Peele follow ‘Get Out’? By turning the spotlight on ‘Us’ By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele’s sweet spot as a filmmaker are the “pit in your stomach” moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn’t just there for conversation. When you notice that…

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Smollett attorney wants focus on brothers’ role in attack

March 27, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor’s attorney is trying to shift attention back on two brothers who told police they were paid by Smollett to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him. Investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo…

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Lee Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks

March 24, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Empire” co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been “a freakin’ rollercoaster.” In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast…

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Christian Sands leads the Monterey Jazz Festival on tour as musical director

March 23, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Connecticut native Christian Sands began playing the piano when he was just a year old. His parents recognized his gift, and put him in official lessons when he was three or four. Sands was trained classically originally, but his love for experimentation and improvising with classical pieces, led his teacher to suggest…

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Pirro’s show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeanine Pirro ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro’s show didn’t air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given. Pirro’s show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was replaced Saturday night by other programming. The Fox News…

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UNCF celebrates 75 years of lighting the way to better futures

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Lovely ladies in the Parade of Masks during the UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn) Mayor Jim Kenney to host the annual Philadelphia UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball benefiting local students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Throughout the past 75 years, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has helped nearly half a million…

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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization present 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, showcasing 12 blockbuster productions

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rent  The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announce the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award-winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters. The upcoming season boasts 14 illustrious productions with a combined 44 Tony Awards and 28 Drama Desk Awards. This season also introduces…

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