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Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Sets Pre-Broadway Run

[ad_1] On the heels of its warmly received world-premiere run at Berkeley Rep, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” are headed to the Nation’s Capital. In what is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement, the musical about the legendary Motown group will play a five-week run early next summer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Des McAnuff-directed show charts the rise of the vocal group from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, achieving crossover success in the 1960s and ’70s with...

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Custer State Park Fire Spreading Rapidly, Threatening Towns

[ad_1] CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A wildfire in a popular South Dakota state park grew rapidly overnight, pushing beyond the park’s borders and threatening nearby communities, officials said Wednesday. The fire in Custer State Park, which is just south of Mount Rushmore in the state’s southwest, grew from about 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) on Tuesday to about 55 square miles (142 square kilometers) on Wednesday and is 7 percent contained, the park said in a news release. “From hearing the briefing this morning, a lot of these firefighters say they haven’t seen anything like this fire in 10 to 20...

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Mary J. Blige To Have ‘Divorce Settlement Talk’ With Kendu Issacs

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige’s soon-to-be ex-husband Kendu Issacs claims he has been unemployed since their divorce case was filed, and he blames it on Blige trashing him in the press and in her music. After airing out her former manager for cheating on the latest album, Strength of a Woman, Issacs says no one wants to deal with him professionally. According to Bossip, before the former couple engages in a bitter court battle, Blige and Issacs are attempting to hash out a settlement during a “mandatory conference.” If they cannot reach a solution regarding the division of property, shared funds, etc, their...

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Meghan Markle To Join Royal Family For Christmas

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s fiancee is set to join Britain’s royal family for Christmas. Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle will join Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals at Sandringham, a sprawling estate in Norfolk, 110 miles (175 kilometers) north of London. The Royals usually exchange gifts on Christmas Eve and attend a church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day before enjoying a gala lunch and, sometimes, a walk in the woods. The palace says, “you can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day.” Prince Harry and...

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JetBlue Flight Forced To Land After Man Bites A Passenger

[ad_1] A JetBlue flight was forced to turn around at after a man began biting passengers on board. The New York Daily News, reports the flight left New York and was heading to Los Angeles when they had to land in Las Vegas. Police got on board and arrested the man. Passengers recall the problem starting when they were flying over Utah. Witnesses say the man began to biting the man sitting next to him who he believed he knew. He began hitting other passengers during the entire commotion. Doctors who happened to be on the flight tried to help by taking a...

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Omarosa Manigault Resigns From The White House

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Manigault Newman’s resignation is effective Jan. 20, one year since Trump’s inauguration. Manigault Newman’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading into the new year. The White House said last week that deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will leave the administration early next year. Manigault Newman is a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice.” She...

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BLM Activist DeRay Mckesson Sues Fox Host For Defamation

[ad_1] Jeanine Pirro, Fox & Friends host is being sued for defamation in discrediting DeRay Mckesson’s name, a Black Lives Matter activist saying that he in sighted and directed violence towards police officers at the Baton Rouge protest in 2016. The New York Daily News reports that McKesson filed a defamation case on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Manhattan. The case is centered on Pirro’s commentary on the protest in Baton Rouge Louisiana in 2016 over the shooting and killing of Alton Sterling. Mckesson was in attendance at the protest and was arrested but had charges dismissed in October 2017 along with 185 other...

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New Orleans Saints Fan Sues Team For NFL Protest

[ad_1] It’s no surprise that there are people out there who don’t care or even like the NFL protest. Many have shown their disdain for the protest through social media, booing at games but never by a lawsuit. Yahoo News reports, New Orléans Saints fan Lee Dragna of Morgan City, La., wants reimbursement of his ticket for $8,000. On Monday, December 11, 2017, Dragna filed a lawsuit in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court asking for a full refund of his tickets as well as legal fees. He says the players’ protest has made it hard for his family to enjoy the games. At...

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LIttle Known Black History Fact: Dr. George Franklin Grant

[ad_1] Dr. George Franklin Grant gained notoriety as Harvard University’s first Black professor, and one of the early Black dentists of his era. On this day in 1899, Dr. Grant received his patent for what is generally recognized as the modern golf tee.| Grant was born September 15, 1846 in Oswego, New York. He entered the Harvard School of Medicine in 1868, becoming a faculty member in 1871.  Grant took to the game of golf although, by most accounts, he wasn’t a skilled player. Nonetheless, Grant saw fit to improve the golf tees used by his fellow players. The wooden golf tee and...

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