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Obituary: Bertha E. McMurry

April 25, 2019

Bertha E. McMurry was born Bertha Euille to Robert Carliste Euille and Louise Euille on November 10, 1925, in Amherst County, Virginia. Bertha’s family relocated from Virginia to Philadelphia when she was 5 years old. She was educated through the School District of Philadelphia, beginning her matriculation at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary school and concluding…

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“Godspell”: a vision of spirituality and social justice at Enon

April 19, 2019

By Leah Fletcher  The musical “Godspell” — often remembered as a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, has touched the hearts of countless theatregoers all over the world. The often-performed productions of an offbeat group of disciples helping Jesus bring his enduring parable to life through a series of games, exciting stories and unforgettable…

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Guest Commentary: I’m really enjoying my naivety

April 12, 2019

By Dr. James L. Snyder Someone recently said to me, “You sure are naïve.” I’m not sure what the incident was about at the time, and I was a little bit hurt by that saying. What did he mean that I am naïve? I have been giving this some thought and at this point, I…

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Enon Tabernacle presents “Godspell”on April 14

April 12, 2019

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in cooperation with the Philadelphia Bible Engagement Project, will present “Godspell” on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm.   The production is a collaboration among a variety of diverse churches in our city and region with the goal of bringing unity in the body of Christ. The storyline and songs…

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‘The Future of Jazz Piano’ series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

April 5, 2019

“The Future of Jazz Piano” is a concert series presented at Center City’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 19 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The concerts are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.. The series explores the vanguard of jazz piano. Pianist, Fred Hersch, who opened the 2018-19 season in September 2018…

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The 34th Annual Stellar Awards announces 2019 performance lineup featuring an all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin (Photo Credit: Matthew Jordan Smith) CHICAGO – Central City Productions recently announced a sensational line-up of performers and presenters for The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards presented by AT&T, including a posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The exhilarating all-star tribute performance by Kelly Price, Regina…

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Guest Commentary: A smile is both contagious and healthy

March 29, 2019

By Dr. James L. Snyder My grandfather had a favorite saying that went something like this: “A frown is just a smile upside down.” Nobody could smile quite like my grandfather. He never waited for any reason to smile; he just smiled. In fact, thinking about it today, I do not ever remember seeing my…

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Bishop Mary Floyd Palmer makes history as the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s first woman president during Women’s History Month

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bishop Floyd Palmer leaving the pulpit following conclusion of Installation Ceremony at Bright Hope Baptist Church.  (Photo: Solomon Williams) By Thera Martin On Saturday, March 16, Bishop Mary Floyd Palmer made history when she became the first female presiding bishop installed as the president of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy. The event took…

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