Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers
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Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accusers can testify. On Wednesday, a judge moved the case a step closer to trial when … Continue reading

Coldplay to honor past, present and future at Super Bowl
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Coldplay to honor past, present and future at Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band’s Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. At a press conference Thursday, the band said that they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyoncé — whose 2013 performance they … Continue reading

Review: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddleReview: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddle
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Review: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddleReview: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddle

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is as silly as it sounds, and not nearly as fun as it should be. In this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling genre mashup of Jane Austen’s classic and, well, zombies, the Bennet sisters don’t just have marriage and love and class obstacles to fret about, there’s also the imminent … Continue reading

Review: Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious ‘Grease’
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Review: Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious ‘Grease’

NEW YORK (AP) — The chills were indeed multiplyin’ during the “Grease: Live!” telecast on Sunday, a show that survived early rain, some tricky costume changes, a mortifying loss of audio and a cast member’s heartbreak. With this hectic, ambitious and hormonal “Grease,” Fox proved it could up the ante in the new mini-industry of … Continue reading

Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month
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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events. The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the … Continue reading

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74
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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74. Kantner, who drew upon his passion for politics and science … Continue reading

Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour
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Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood is working with Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront to honor military families throughout her upcoming “Storyteller” tour. Underwood will meet with selected military families in 10 cities, and she’ll perform a free concert for hundreds of military families onboard the Carnival Vista in New York on … Continue reading

First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1
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First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Tuesday, Jan. 26) – Founded in 1776 by enslaved men and women, the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, one of the country’s oldest African-American houses of worship¹, will celebrate its 240th anniversary with the first ringing of its restored bell, which has laid silent since the days of segregation. In honor of the … Continue reading

Macklemore explores his ‘White Privilege’ in new rap song
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Macklemore explores his ‘White Privilege’ in new rap song

NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called “White Privilege II,” rapping about a white person’s position in society with black people fighting injustice and even name checking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself. The track, released Friday, is close to nine minutes long and starts … Continue reading