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At the 73rd Emmy Awards, favored front-runners “The Crown” and “Ted Lasso” dominated the drama and comedy categories, but the big winners Sunday night were clear: familiarity and caution.

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Nicki Minaj, one of the most acclaimed and best-selling female rappers of all time, had a game plan for her life, and it involved having a husband and at least one baby, possibly two, by the time she released her fifth studio album.

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The Midtown Music Concert Series, sponsored by the city of Daytona Beach, continues with a performance on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach. The show is from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Video game releases traditionally accelerate in fall and winter, and despite the pandemic altering some launch dates, 2021 is no exception.

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LOS ANGELES — Deji LaRay remembered when television shows like “Sex in the City” and “Insecure” captured the essence of friendships among women, but then realized there was hardly any male-driven stories being told in the same manner.

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Emani E. Hayes’ quinceanera, a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, was held on June 25 in Holly Hill. The purpose of a quinceanera is to mark the passage from youth into womanhood and symbolizes a transition into maturity through ceremony and celebration. Emani is heading into 10th grade …

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The driver who lost control of his pickup and drove through a crowd at this weekend’s Stonewall Pride Festival in Fort Lauderdale apologized Monday to the community and the family of the man he killed.

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Shopping for Father’s Day can be difficult. From tools to tech toys, some gifts are used over and over again, but thoughtful gifts that match your dad’s interests can make this year’s present a memorable one.

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On Saturday, Jessie Corbitt was honored with a drive-by parade in front of his Daytona Beach home in celebration of his 102nd birthday. The drive-by party included members of the Sunchasers Motorcycle Club and the Daytona Beach Police Department.

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Five years after his sudden death, the icon Prince’s estate is releasing new music that is sure to excite his still loyal fanbase. The new “Welcome 2 America” CD marks the first time Prince’s estate is releasing never-before heard music from the megastar’s fam…

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BY JONATHAN LANDRUM JR AND JENNIFER PELTZ ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has …

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Three years ago, A Dante Production, LLC came alive in Florida. On Saturday, March 27, it celebrated its three-year anniversary at the exclusive Hunt House in Daytona Beach.  Chauncey Dunham, the COO, gave his guests an afternoon to remember with food, fun, R&B and jazz, featuring The Gr…

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The City of Miami Gardens has announced Jazz in the Gardens (JITG), its popular two-day jazz and R&B music festival, will return in March 2022 to the Hard Rock Stadium to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The exact dates of Jazz in the Gardens in 2022 have not been announced. In 2020, Miam…

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of Am…

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BY ELLEN GRAY THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Philadelphia’s Will Smith will be playing history teacher on Netflix this month as host and executive producer of “Amend: The Fight for America,” a six-episode documentary series about the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Ratified in 1868, the a…

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BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Weeknd says his new compilation, “The Highlights,” is not a greatest-hits set, but the only reason anyone should take that claim seriously is because the album doesn’t include his ecstatic 2015 single “In the Night.” Issued just a couple of days befor…

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ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS— Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Wilson died Monday night at her home in Las Vegas and the cause was not immediately clear, said publicist Jay Schwartz. Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard made up the first successf…

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BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, is among the inaugural CORE Multimedia Group’s 100 Most Influential Blacks. The CORE 100 honorees, which include changemakers like Stacey Abrams, Attorney Ben Crump,…

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BY MICHAEL ORDONA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS “Soul” isn’t what most might expect from a big-studio, animated movie for kids, but Pixar’s success affords it the freedom to try new things — including exploring the oldest of questions. “I think a lot of us have fallen into that idea of ‘Just find yo…

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BY JULIA BARAJAS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Shelly Fredman, a third-grade teacher at New Roads School in Santa Monica, spent a good chunk of Inauguration Day in tears. From her home in View Park-Windsor Hills, she watched National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman take the stage at …

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BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A locally-produced movie shot almost exclusively in Black Daytona Beach and uploaded to YouTube is about to make waves throughout Volusia County, and possibly worldwide. “Daytona Beach: The Other Side of the Bridge” was produced by 100,000 Arts production company a…

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BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A locally-produced movie shot almost exclusively in Black Daytona Beach and uploaded to YouTube is about to make waves throughout Volusia County, and possibly worldwide. “Daytona Beach: The Other Side of the Bridge” was produced by 100,000 Arts production company a…

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