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KICKIN’ IN THE DIRT: Bill Pickett Rodeo riders entertain a sold-out crowd

CITY OF INDUSTRY — As they came “blazing into Los Angeles,” the cowboys and cowgirls who participated in the 35th annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo kept true to the event’s theme by “kickin’ in the dirt.” There was steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, relay races, music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors and it all Read More…

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Black theater, Hollywood stars honored at NAACP Theater Awards

LOS ANGELES — Jenifer Lewis wanted everyone in the audience to know Feb. 26 that the hardships she has endured in her 61 years of life never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. “I want you guys to know that I came through the fire,” she said. “Untreated bipolar disorder, molestation, abortions, knives at my Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Marla Gibbs branches out into more serious roles

Marla Gibbs is best known for her iconic sitcom roles of the sassy maid Florence Johnston on the 1970s hit “The Jeffersons” and the neighborhood mainstay Mary Jenkins on “227” a decade later. So it was a quite a surprise when the show business veteran talked about how those roles changed the path of her Read More…