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  • Kids can see 'Selma' free at Frank Banko on Martin Luther King Day

    In honor of Martin Luther King Day, ArtsQuest is offering youth ages 17 and younger the opportunity to see the Oscar-nominated "Selma" for free at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem. Free screenings are at 12:...
  • Obama's comparison of Christianity, radical Islam defies logic

    Obama's comparison of Christianity, radical Islam defies logic
    On Tuesday of last week, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as...
  • On road to the Oscars, director-actor partnerships make their mark

    As the adage goes, directing is 90% casting, so it would follow that an equally high percentage of directors make it easier on themselves by casting the same actors again and again. This season, 100% of those re-collaborations have resulted in stellar...
  • 'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards

    'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards
    "Selma," the historical drama about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, won outstanding film of 2014 on Friday evening at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film, which is...
  • Gary columnist, radio show host Deggans dead at 82

    Gary columnist, radio show host Deggans dead at 82
    Chuck Deggans, a veteran Gary journalist, columnist and radio show host, died Thursday at Southlake Methodist Hospital days after suffering a massive stroke. Deggans, 82, was widely known for his social and entertainment column, "Chuck Deggans' Den,"...
  • Judge Barbosa honored at Remembrance and Celebration Dinner

    Judge Barbosa honored at Remembrance and Celebration Dinner
    The 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner was held Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest Hotel. This year's special honoree, the Honorable Manny Barbosa, United States Bankruptcy Judge for Northern Illinois, was presented a gift from...
  • Fired-up millennials become political, labor and community organizers

    Fired-up millennials become political, labor and community organizers
    On a snowy evening, Brianna Tong gathered more than 50 students in a classroom at the University of Chicago to meet and dine with aldermanic candidates. The smell of curry filled the air as Tong told the audience that before becoming a campaign volunteer,...
  • Sojourner-Douglass College closes satellite campus in Edgewater

    Sojourner-Douglass College closes satellite campus in Edgewater
    Baltimore-based Sojourner-Douglass College, beset in recent months by financial troubles after losing its accreditation, has closed its satellite campus in Anne Arundel County. College President Charles Simmons said Friday that all but one employee at...
  • Delray's trolley follows holiday schedule on Monday

    Delray's trolley follows holiday schedule on Monday
    Delray's Downtown Roundabout trolley service will operate on holiday hours on Monday, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The free service, which runs along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to Ocean Boulevard,...
  • The unchanging Lee: On the general's birthday, 2015

    Not even history can be told to stay the same in this ever-changing world. It changes, and our memory of all those figures who made it, heroes and villains alike, changes with it. Sometimes the heroes and villains even change roles, for all history...
  • Holiday weekend: mild days, cool nights

    Holiday weekend: mild days, cool nights
    You're probably going to need a sweater this evening - and for the next two or three nights. Thanks to a cold front, temperatures are predicted to dip into the mid to upper 50s tonight and Saturday morning. Saturday and Sunday nights also should be cool...