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By Michael A. Gonzales | photos by Kyle Cassidy

Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories

The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2014 | Comments: 3

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By Karu F. Daniels

This week's BlackStar Film Festival hopes to live up to "black Sundance" label

In its second year, Philly's ambitious African-American cinema fest features international premieres and an appearance by Spike Lee.

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Posted Jul. 30, 2013 | Comments: 2

About This Year's Oscars Picks ...

As curious as a couple of this year’s Academy Award nominations are, there’s still a been-there, done-that feeling to it all.

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Posted Jan. 15, 2013 | Comments: 0

How Sharon Pinkenson Helped Transform Philly Into a Hollywood Mecca

At this year's Philadelphia Film Festival, the head of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for two decades will get the ovation that’s long been due.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2012 | Comments: 11