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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: David Alan Grier to co-host salute to Ella Fitzgerald

David Alan Grier was introduced to the music of Ella Fitzgerald by his parents and wore her albums out while in college. So with love, he returns to co-host the L.A. presentation of “100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100 Birthday!” with Patti Austin, Ledisi and Monica Mancini Sept. 24 at the Ford Theatre. The evening’s Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: NAACP Theatre Awards come to Beverly Hills Nov. 21

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Joe Morton and Ledisi are among the esteemed honorees for the 26th annual NAACP Theatre Awards set to return on Nov. 21 at Beverly Hills’ Saban Theatre. The ceremony, to be co-hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson and Miguel Nunez Jr., will include 32 categories that encompass local and equity nominations. “Motown the Read More…