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A look at entertainers and entities on hold over coronavirus

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Joy Behar ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of the few entertainment entities that remained open and fully functioning were shutting down like much of the rest of the world on Friday, a day after institutions from Broadway to Disneyland closed their doors, TV shows including “The Price Is Right” halted production, and movie release dates…

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‘MasterChef Junior Live!’ comes to Philadelphia

March 18, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine The competitive cooking show, “MasterChef,” premiered on Fox in 2010.  It was co-created by chef  Gordon Ramsey –based on the British series of the same name — and features home cooks who aspire to be professional chefs.  After a series of auditions, where the home cooks try to impress a panel of…

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia COVID-19 statement

March 17, 2020

As the coronavirus impacts lives in the Philadelphia region and across the globe, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. The museum will be guided by recommendations from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other official sources to develop appropriate…

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Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus: ‘no symptoms so far’

March 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week,…

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Cameron and Lauren share lessons, life after ‘Love Is Blind’

March 12, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cameron Hamilton, left, and Lauren Speed in a scene from the romance reality series “Love is Blind.” The couple, who have never met face-to-face, decided to get engaged based on the emotional connection they make while dating behind walls. The couple have been married for a year and a half.  (Netflix via AP)…

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Dexter Darden talks the importance of ‘Burden’

March 12, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine The U.S. Dramatic Audience Sundance Award winning film, “Burden,” tells the true story of an unlikely friendship between Mike Burden, a former Ku Klux Klan [KKK] member and Rev. David Kennedy, a Black reverend. Burden, who came from a long line of KKK members, including his father and grandfather, opened the Red…

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McCoy Tyner, iconic and influential jazz pianist, dies

March 12, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: McCoy Tyner Trio at the XXXII International Jazz Festival on November 20, 2011 in Grenada, Spain. McCoy playing piano. Tyner died last Friday at the age of 81. (Photo: shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has…

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Settlement Music School and Hearing First partner to offer virtual music education class for deaf or hard of hearing children

March 6, 2020

Settlement Music School, a nationally recognized arts education institution based in Philadelphia offering services in music, dance, and arts therapy, today announced its partnership with Hearing First, a connection point to support families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and learning to listen and talk. Through this partnership, Settlement will offer a…

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