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Lou Myers Dead: ‘Different World’ Actor Dies At 76

LOU-MYERSLou Myers, the actor most known for playing Mr. Vernon Gaines on the NBC sitcom “A Different World,” is dead. TMZ reports that the actor died on Feb. 19 at Charleston Medical Center in West Virginia after undergoing a heart-related emergency and falling into a coma. He had previously been hospitalized in December for pneumonia. AP reports that Myers was 76 years-old.

“A Different World” ran from 1987 to 1993 and was conceived as a spinoff from the hugely successful “The Cosby Show,” in which the characters attended a historically black university. Myers starred on the show alongside Lisa Bonet and Jada Pinkett. In his later years, Myers would also make memorable appearances in numerous other television shows and films such as “The Wedding Planner,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Tin Cup” and “All About the Andersons.”

Myers is survived by his mother and a son.

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Radio performing arts series, ARTS ON AIR!

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Scribe’s “Arts On Air” project highlights five community based organizations in West Philadelphia.

Keepers of the CultureStories of Community Advocates

Listen to:
  Sade T.M Alexander (Storyteller: Queen Nur)

 Paul Robeson (Storyteller Denise Valentine)

Louise Williams Bishop (Storyteller Mildred Crig)

Falaka Fattah (Storyteller Nashid Ali)

Joan Myers Brown (Storyteller Sis. Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed)

Philadelphia Folklore Project with the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

Listen to:

Al-Bustan: Seeds of Culture

Interview with Hanna Khoury and Ahmad Almallah

Interview with Kinan Abou-afach and Kareem Roustom


Community Education CenterUnsung Heroes

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Part 2: Listen Here

Mighty Writers West3 Tre Trio/Open Mike Night
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Arts On Air is sponsored by PNC Bank

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The Czar of Jazz welcomes the legendary “Mighty Burner,” Sonny Hopson to the WPEB studio!

Sonny “The Mighty Burner” Hopson is one of the pioneers of Black American Soul radio.Sonny’s cool sounding rapid rhythmic style set a new standard for Philadelphia radio broadcasting. Later, Sonny with the Concerned Communicators, were instrumental in challenging radio station programming policies as it relates to the African American community.

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