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Entertainment

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

September 13, 2022

CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87. Lewis is revered in jazz circles for 1960s hits like “The ‘In’ Crowd,” “Hang…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, 1st-time nominee, wins Emmy award

September 13, 2022

By Sally Ho Veteran actor Sheryl Lee Ralph, an ageless stalwart of the industry who won an Emmy as a first-time nominee at the age of 66, relished in her victory by bellowing powerful lyrics about being an “Endangered Species,” and imploring others to never give up on themselves no matter how long it takes…

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Bernard Shaw, CNN’s 1st chief anchor, dies at 82

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: CNN anchorman Bernard Shaw talks to his viewers while on set at the network’s Atlanta headquarters on Friday, Nov. 10, 2000. Shaw, a 20-year veteran of CNN, said he would leave the network early next year to write books and spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser) ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW…

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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Emmys

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-comedian Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP File) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES — Are you ready for some football? Fine, but the return of the NFL is why the 2022 Emmy Awards have been drop-kicked from their usual Sunday…

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Fall Preview: ‘The Woman King’ comes for the throne

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Viola Davis in “The Woman King.”  (Sony Pictures via AP) By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Gina Prince-Bythewood didn’t get very far into reading the script for “The Woman King,” a historical epic about a real West African army of female warriors, before she knew she wanted to direct it. “Literally…

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The biggest events and festivals in Philadelphia in Fall 2022 (partial list)

September 9, 2022

The region is filled with activities and places to explore as the season changes from summer to fall. ABOVE PHOTO: Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest & Spruce Street Harbor Park  — Photo courtesy Blue Cross RiverRink visitphilly.com Fall is a season of transition. Temperatures drop, leaves change and the days grow shorter. The one constant? Awesome…

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One night only –The Jacksons perform at Parx Casino Xcite in Bensalem Sept. 10 

September 1, 2022

This special production will also benefit the Universal Family of Schools to help students and scholars in underrepresented areas of Philadelphia achieve their career and academic aspirations.  ABOVE PHOTO: The Jacksons (Photo courtesy: The Jacksons) By Afea Tucker Music legends The Jacksons — Marlon, Tito, and Jackie, to be exact — will take over the state-of-the-art…

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Trailblazing guitarist Monnette Sudler dies

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Monnette Sudler (Photo by Michael Donnella) Philadelphia and the jazz community is mourning the loss of legendary musician/composer/singer Monnette Sudler, who died last Sunday of cancer. She was 70. According to WRTI.org, Sudler built her reputation on her ‘brisk and super-articulate style’ on the guitar during the 1970s.  The SUN extends condolences to…

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