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BY TRACY SWARTZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS In the four months since his star turn at the Academy Awards, former Chicago resident Gary Alan Coe has undergone ups...

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Jay-Z confesses, educates on ‘4:44’

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Keyboardist shares stories behind ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack

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BET honors for Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper

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Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

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Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF “All Eyez on Me’’ tells the story of the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as...

Torry defends support of Cosby

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Bill Withers to receive Heroes and Legends honor

EURWEB.COM Grammy-winning recording artist Bill Withers will be honored with a HAL Icon Award at the 28th annual Tribute to Heroes and Legends on Sept....

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