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August 2, 2004 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Between the first two songs of her album-previewing "Buzz" concert Friday at the Theater of Living Arts, Jill Scott caught fans up on what she's done in the three years since she last toured. She got a cat, the Philadelphia singer, songwriter and poet told the worshipful capacity crowd. She painted her house - and as if to prove her handiness, she later dropped a choice couplet about how she can "stain in polyurethane. " And the place erupted when, in the introduction to a new song titled "Whatever," she talked about getting married and the virtues of monogamy.
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January 4, 2001 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Can Jill Scott bring home a Grammy to Philadelphia two years in a row? Last year, this talented young artist shared a songwriting win with the Roots. This year, she's up for an amazing three Grammys for her stellar debut album blending urban soul, hip-hop and jazz, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. " Scott will compete in the best R&B album category against another hometown crew, Boyz II Men (with "Nathan/Michael/Shawn/Wanya") and also the D'Angelo project "Voodoo," which featured studio production by local guys James Poyser and the Roots' ?
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September 13, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Reporter Kristen Graham and editor Yvette Ousley will chat live about this story and the reaction it received on Philly.com at noon on Wednesday, September 14. Join them here. Choosing to send their older son to a city public school four years ago was a leap of faith for Jill and Mark Scott. Like so many young families, the Scotts were devoted to Philadelphia but not fully sold on its school system; from Henry's infancy, people warned them that they would have to move or spend big on private school.
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April 2, 2012 | Lauren McCutcheon
HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to singer-songwriter-poet-actor and hometown honey Jill Scott, who does it all at 40 Wednesday. North Philly's favorite daughter has represented our fair city so well for so long, we wouldn't know where to start in running down her accomplishments. Suffice it to say, if this gorgeously laid-back diva sings, says or tweets it, we wanna be there. In her stars? No stopping her now. More music, more writing, more mothering and definitely more love to give.
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July 24, 2011 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Jill Scott is off to a fresh start. "My music is a lot more free," says the North Philadelphia-raised R&B singer, actress, and poetess, speaking about the changes she's gone through, artistically and personally, in the years leading up to her new album, The Light of the Sun , which entered the Billboard album chart in the top spot when it was released on her own Blues Babe label last month. Since the release of her previous album, The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Vol. 3 , the 39-year-old Scott - who will headline the Jill Scott Summer Block Party at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Aug. 6 along with Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, and Doug E. Fresh - has had her world upended.
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May 8, 2001 | By Regina Medina Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Let this be a lesson to all: The sniffles, if left untreated, can turn into a major problem. Just ask Philly R&B singer Jill Scott, who was released from Temple University Hospital yesterday after being treated for a lung infection that began as an itty-bitty cold. The illness has forced Scott, 28, to miss the first few dates as the opening act on Sting's tour, said Karen Taylor, the crooner's spokeswoman. The singer, recently named one of People mag's Most Beautiful People, was scheduled to perform Saturday at the kickoff of Sting's North American tour at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center, as well as tonight in Greensboro, N.C. Taylor said the Grammy nominee is resting at home, and it hasn't been determined when Scott will head back to performing.
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November 25, 2007 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
On stage at the Fillmore at the TLA, Jill Scott beams beneath an Afro that billows like a halo around her head. For the singer, spoken-word poet, and actress, this year has been a creative whirlwind. She recorded her deeply personal and impressively soulful third album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3, in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Miami. She toured behind the album in the United States and Europe. And the newly divorced North Philadelphia native traveled to Atlanta and Africa for extended film shoots.
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June 18, 2010
Brooklyn, N.Y.-born soul singer Maxwell returns to town in a great double bill with Philly's own Jill Scott . Maxwell, whose 2009 album "BLACKsummers'night" marked his first release in almost a decade, has been enjoying some incredible success after such a long break. The album not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was Maxwell's fourth platinum album, it also netted the singer R&B Album of the Year and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance awards at the Grammys. Meanwhile, co-headliner Scott has been prepping her fourth studio album, "The Light of the Sun," slated for release sometime this summer.
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November 28, 2015
WDAS Holiday Jam The folks at WDAS-FM (105.3), "Philly's Best R&B & Old School" station, have looked at the weather forecast this week and seen that things need warming up. As Thanksgiving comes stomping toward us, the impulse to get into the holiday spirit quickens - which is where the WDAS Holiday Jam comes in. This year, the station has gathered some incredibly strong talent. Jill Scott will headline. The incomparable North Philadelphian, friend to the Roots and Erykah Badu, and operatic vocal powerhouse dropped a low-key fifth album in July.
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May 4, 2005 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just like the hundreds of students gathered in the Ira Aldridge Theater on the Howard University campus to hear her read from her new book of poetry, Jill Scott sets goals. "I have a checklist," the platinum-selling recording artist reveals to her adoring audience. "First, I wanted to be Storm from the X-Men, but that didn't work out. I wanted to be a ballet dancer, but that didn't work out, either. I wanted to be in a Broadway play. I checked that off. I wanted to win a Grammy.
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September 13, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Reporter Kristen Graham and editor Yvette Ousley will chat live about this story and the reaction it received on Philly.com at noon on Wednesday, September 14. Join them here. Choosing to send their older son to a city public school four years ago was a leap of faith for Jill and Mark Scott. Like so many young families, the Scotts were devoted to Philadelphia but not fully sold on its school system; from Henry's infancy, people warned them that they would have to move or spend big on private school.
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April 4, 2016
The Very Last Day (Okrahoma ***1/2) In the most powerful number on his second album, "Heaven Sent," Parker Millsap sings in the voice of a gay youth trying to win acceptance from his preacher father by using the father's own teachings about love and tolerance. The music is as raw and stark as the emotion. That's just one instance of how Millsap builds on the great promise of his self-titled debut album. The 23-year-old Oklahoman, who grew up in the Pentecostal church, is an arresting new voice whose bluesy songs are suffused with religious imagery and often delivered with edgy, rock-and-roll intensity, even though the music is acoustic.
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February 23, 2016 | Jenice Armstrong, Daily News
Out of nowhere, WDAS-FM radio personality Patty Jackson collapsed. She didn't stumble over anything. But between her house and garage, Jackson hit the ground. Looking back, the popular broadcaster remembers that her right side had been feeling weak. But she didn't think much about it. It happened last Nov. 11. Jackson was working at the station seven days a week, and also doing numerous personal appearances, including her weekly Friday night happy hour at Warmdaddy's at Riverview Plaza.
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November 28, 2015
WDAS Holiday Jam The folks at WDAS-FM (105.3), "Philly's Best R&B & Old School" station, have looked at the weather forecast this week and seen that things need warming up. As Thanksgiving comes stomping toward us, the impulse to get into the holiday spirit quickens - which is where the WDAS Holiday Jam comes in. This year, the station has gathered some incredibly strong talent. Jill Scott will headline. The incomparable North Philadelphian, friend to the Roots and Erykah Badu, and operatic vocal powerhouse dropped a low-key fifth album in July.
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October 20, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* BEING MARY JANE. 9 p.m. Tuesday, BET. WHEN IT comes to BET's "Being Mary Jane," Stephen Bishop is a spoiler-free zone. But he will dish about where he thinks things should go. Eventually. "I don't want to give up too much" about where and how much we'll see of his character, David Paulk, Bishop said in an interview last summer in Beverly Hills. In tomorrow's two-hour season premiere, "We pick up where we left off," said Bishop, "and where we left off was with Lisa [Latarsha Rose]
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's the afternoon of the release of Jill Scott's new album. It's also the 15th anniversary of her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, and the middle of the Jill Scott Summer Tour. Speaking by phone from the road in Cincinnati, the Grammy-winning singer says she feels as though she's given birth. "It feels like I've been pregnant for a long time," Scott says. The baby she's talking about is her fifth studio album, Woman. She's been working on it for 21/2 years. "I can finally let the baby go," Scott says.
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December 4, 2014 | The Inquirer staff
Jill Scott stands by Cosby Philly-born singing star Jill Scott stands by her friend Bill Cosby on Twitter - and some of her followers don't like it. As Layla A. Jones of Philly.com reports, Scott got a request on Nov. 24 to sign a petition asking Temple University to sever ties with the beleaguered comic. (On Monday, Cosby did in fact step down from Temple's board of trustees.) At the time, Scott tweeted: "oh ok. So they've proven the alleged allegations? I didn't know.
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December 2, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The late Don Cornelius would've dug Friday's Soul Train Music's first WDAS Holiday Jam at the Liacouras Center. Cornelius, the man who created the African American dance program, loved Philly. The band MFSB's 1974 hit, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" was once Soul Train 's theme song. This city loved Cornelius back, evidenced in part by Philly's Questlove's having penned Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation in 2013. It made sense then that DJ Questlove was the glue holding Soul Train's WDAS Holiday Jam together, spinning vintage funk and rap between sets from '90s soul classicists Faith Evans, Joe, Ledisi, Kem, and Philly's own Jill Scott.
NEWS
September 5, 2014
WE CAN see the articles now: "50 Ways to Rekindle Infrastructure Legislation. " "Filibuster Your Mate to Ecstasy. " "PACs Even Your Best Friends Won't Tell You About. " Cosmopolitan magazine, which has made the world a better place for decades by identifying male erogenous zones and providing erotic tips for its mostly female readers, has decided to start covering the decidedly unerotic realm that is our political system. On Monday, Cosmo throws its hat in the ring with its "#CosmoVotes" campaign, with candidate endorsements, stories on women-centric issues and a social-media blitz designed to turn readers into voters.
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August 1, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE LIVELY James Brown biopic "Get on Up" says it loud, to borrow a phrase from its subject, even if it's not initially clear what's being said. No matter. In the end it's the performance of Chadwick Boseman that does most of the talking, unifying the movie's nervous narrative and confusing shifts in tone. "Get on Up" opens in a jumble of images/ideas/eras - young Brown surviving a near plane crash in Vietnam, an older version bringing a shotgun to scare tenants in one of his properties, a boy chasing his mom (Viola Davis)
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