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Ribodeau announces retirement as president of Howard University

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Howard University President Sidney Ribodeau has announced his retirement, months after signing a contract extension at the school in Washington.
Halle Berry's film 'Frankie & Alice' to get 2014 release

Halle Berry's film 'Frankie & Alice' to get 2014 release

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to "Frankie & Alice," a film starring Halle Berry.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
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NBC cancels 'Do No Harm' after two episodes

NBC cancels 'Do No Harm' after two episodes

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. television network NBC has canceled its split-personality drama "Do No Harm" after its first two episodes earned low ratings, E! News reported Friday.
Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- ABC says it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. program "20/20" called "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
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Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah is to head up the cast of the small-screen adaptation of "Steel Magnolias," Sony Pictures Television said Monday.
Rashad, Smith to perform at Mead Center

Rashad, Smith to perform at Mead Center

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Phylicia Rashad, Anna Deavere Smith and E. Faye Butler will headline productions in the Mead Center for American Theater's inaugural season, producers said.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.
Rashad named Jenny Craig spokeswoman

Rashad named Jenny Craig spokeswoman

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Phylicia Rashad has been named a new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, the weight-management company announced Thursday.
Jenny Craig tabs Rashad as new spokeswoman

Jenny Craig tabs Rashad as new spokeswoman

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Phylicia Rashad, known best for her role on "The Cosby Show," is the new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, the U.S. weight-loss group says.
12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 12.7 million viewers tuned in to see the U.S. television movie based on Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun."

Jones, Rashad to star in Allen's 'Cat'

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad are set to star in Debbie Allen's new staging of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway.

Terrence Howard to star in B'way's 'Cat'

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Terrence Howard plans to make his Broadway debut playing Brick in the upcoming African-American production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

Stars walk runway to fight heart disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Celebrities Kim Catrall and Kelly Ripa served as models in the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show in New York to raise awareness of women and heart disease.

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Today is Monday June 19, the 170th day of 2006 with 195 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 19, the 170th day of 2005 with 195 to follow.
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Wilson play postponed for lack of funds

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- because one of its backers has withdrawn a $1 million pledge. Michael Hartman, press representative for the show, said Wednesday it is not opening for previews Thursday as scheduled nor will it open officially on Nov. 11.

Broadway's 'Gem of the Ocean' postponed

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway play "Gem of the Ocean" has been postponed while producers search for financing.

August Wilson nears end of theater cycle

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The ninth play in August Wilson's 10-play cycle on the black experience in America decade by decade in the 20th century is scheduled to open on Broadway.

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Today is Saturday, June 19, the 171st day of 2004 with 195 to follow.
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'Wife' and 'Avenue Q' top Tonys

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- "I Am My Own Wife" won the top Tony award for a play Sunday night and the irrepressible "Avenue Q" won for best musical.

'Wicked' wins big at Drama Desk Awards

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- "Wicked," the Broadway show about the witches of Oz, won top honors, including best musical, in the New York media's Drama Desk Awards.
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