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The fruits of labor

Culture | Former Cosby actor shows there’s no shame in hard work
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/14/18, 03:17 pm

In the span of two weeks, Geoffrey Owens went from being a B-list actor working at a grocery store to a champion for working people. Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, son-in-law to the Heathcliff Huxtable character played by Bill Cosby, on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992. Fast forward 16 years, and he was working at a Trader Joe’s in Clifton, N.J., when a customer recognized him, snapped a photo, and posted it online, mocking Owens. The Daily Mail and Fox News picked up on the story, spreading it far and wide.

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New/recent releases

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 9/13/18, 02:47 pm

Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 4

Schin-ichi Fukuda & Shigenori Kudo

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Associated Press/Photo by Paul Sancya

Detroit remembers Aretha Franklin with epic funeral

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/31/18, 03:50 pm

An all-star slate of dignitaries and performers memorialized Aretha Franklin Friday at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Early in the service, Faith Hill sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and Ariana Grande sang the Franklin hit “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Former President Bill Clinton spoke and played Franklin’s song “Think” into the microphone from his iPhone. Friday afternoon’s scheduled speakers and performers included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson, Smokey Robinson, and Jennifer Hudson.

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