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Cynthia Erivo nominated for Oscar for role in ‘Harriet’

LOS ANGELES — After blacks won several major awards the last two years, actress Cynthia Erivo was the only black actor or actress nominated for an Academy Award this year. Erivo was nominated for her role as Harriet Tubman in “Harriet.” Powered by Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty performance, “Joker” earned a leading 11 nominations for the Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Funk queen Betty Davis rediscovered in new documentary

Funk queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince.” The career of the aspiring songwriter from a small steel town who arrived on the 1970s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Author sends readers on adventure in ‘Ostrichland’

Waldemar Ulff is a retired member of the biggest pop group of the 1990s, WOW. He’s content with his life owning Ostrichland, an ostrich farm roadside attraction, but he soon finds himself facing a dilemma. Should he reunite with WOW or continue as owner of his beloved Ostrichland? Find out his decision in the new Read More…