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Charles Dickens and Frederick Douglass Find Hope on Stage At Dickens Festival

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The annual Dickens Festival will again feature a play that speaks to the expansiveness of Charles Dickens and Frederick Douglass as they meet a fictional character Hope o­n the stage at the Municipal Auditorium o­n Saturday and Sunday at 12:45 p.m. The play that was conceived by Dickensians Mary and Doug Austin, received great reviews last year in its debut.

Howard Hewitt to Perform at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

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By Jequetta Bellard

Howard Hewitt is coming to the Inland Empire o­n January 7, 2005.  He will perform at The Riverside Municipal Auditorium.  The former member of Shalamar, with an established solo career, his songs have remained the most requested over the past decades.

Stars Pay Tribute to Althea Gibson

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By Earl Heath – Rita Long

Stars and celebrities from both the entertainment and sports world came out to pay tribute to Althea Gibson. The Pro/Celebrity Tennis/Golf Invitational and Gala was created by the Lincoln Family Life Center in South Los Angeles. “The Lincoln Family Life Center is hospitable, educates, gives love, and nurtures young people,” said Vanessa Howard, co-event planner. “Althea being the great that she was, we just wanted to give back to her and her family and felt it fitting to have children involved in it.”

D4L’s “Laffy Taffy” Climbs Chart on BET’s 106 & Park

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Recent Release Moves Up the Chart with Single


By David Ford

The group D4L recently released their debut CD entitled “Down for Life,” and has already been nominated for four Southern Music awards.

Chris Pierce Joins Support Music.com Initiative to Keep Music in Schools

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Los Angeles

Talented singer/songwriter Chris Pierce has affiliated with the Music Education Coalition's SupportMusic.com initiative, the source of information for the largest o­nline effort ever in support of school music programs.

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