April 22, 2011 |
Acel Moore, a longtime journalist at The Inquirer and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has been chosen to receive the National Association of Black Journalists' Lifetime Achievement Award, the group announced Thursday. Moore, 70, will be honored during the association's national convention here in August. "Acel has had an impressive career in journalism, spanning decades and achieving distinction at the highest levels," said Kathy Y. Times, president of the association. She called Moore "a true giant" who "paved the way for many others who follow behind him. He is most deserving of our organization's highest honor.
April 7, 2011
Playwrights Athol Fugard and Eve Ensler (left) will receive special honors at the Tony Awards on June 12. Fugard, the South African author of " 'Master Harold' . . . and the Boys" and "The Road to Mecca," will get a lifetime-achievement award. Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her humanitarian efforts.
July 14, 2013
Legendary Bollywood actor Pran, 93, who played both heroes and villains in several Hindi film classics over six decades, died of pneumonia at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday, said his doctor, Sanjeev Mehta. Pran Krishan Sikand acted in more than 350 movies in a career dating back to the 1940s. He played a vast range of roles but was best known for villains. He was presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Indian government's highest honor for cinema, in May. He also received several other prestigious awards, including Filmfare magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 and the Villain of the Millennium by Stardust magazine three years later.
May 26, 2011 |
Sam Smith, the highly respected NBA columnist whose career has spanned more than quarter of a century, is being honored as the inaugural winner of the Phil Jasner Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, the group announced yesterday. Smith, who has covered the NBA since 1983 and is now the columnist for Bulls.com, will be honored tonight during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final between the Bulls and Miami Heat. Jasner, a longtime Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , died in December.
January 18, 2013 |
Richard Luongo, a track star for Collingswood and Temple, heads the list of athletes and teams that will be inducted into the Collingswood Athletic Hall of Fame. Luongo, who also played football at Collingswood and has been a longtime football official and assigner, and 17 other individuals and three teams will be honored at the 23d annual induction banquet March 2 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. Tickets are $45. Visit www.collingswoodathletichalloffame.org or contact Pat Bandock at email@example.com or 856-854-9350 for more information.
August 3, 2010
A column Monday about the Television Critics Association awards gave the wrong first name for author Jon Winokur, who accepted a lifetime achievement award from the TCA on behalf of actor James Garner. A July 26 story on a letter to President Obama by student Stefan Johnson incorrectly stated that Johnson was the first African American Catholic to be elected student council president at Roman Catholic High School. Johnson's letter made that claim, but at least three other African American Catholics have served as president in recent years.
August 22, 2011 |
LAS VEGAS - Jerry Lewis said Saturday that his years of service to the Muscular Dystrophy Association helped make him a star, but he didn't provide details on his recent departure as the group's national chairman. In his first public appearance since that announcement, Lewis accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Nevada Broadcasters Association, saying that he made his reputation in show business by saving lives. "I made my reputation in this business caring for what I did, caring for the people that I did it for," said Lewis, who donned a red foam clown nose at one point during his speech in front of politicians and other entertainers.
April 9, 2015 |
Gail Harrity, president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the alliance has announced. Carolyn Boyce, alliance executive director, said Tuesday that Harrity and the Art Museum have "diligently" cared for all of "the historically and architecturally significant buildings" in their care, citing renovation and refurbishing of the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, the main building, and the museum's two historic Fairmount Park mansions.
May 17, 2010 |
Broadway composer Charles Strouse, in Philadelphia yesterday to receive a lifetime-achievement award, fell ill onstage at the Arts Bank performing-arts venue after a musical performance of some of his works. The 81-year-old Tony-Award winning composer, who wrote the music to Annie and Bye Bye Birdie , had just received the Gershman Y's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts and Culture from Warren Hoffman, the Gershman's director of arts and cultural programming, Donna Katz, spokeswoman for the Gershman Y, said yesterday.
April 29, 2014 |
THE TWEET WAS short, and anything but sweet. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was to receive an award on May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary of the LA chapter of the NAACP. With Rev. Al Sharpton in attendance, no less. But there has been a change of plans in light of Sterling's alleged racist comments on an audio tape released by TMZ. Thus, yesterday's tweet:"#DonaldSterling will not be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the LA Branch of the NAACP. " It would have been Sterling's second lifetime achievement award from the organization.