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4 Decades In Comedy: Sinbad Reminisces About Military, Bill Cosby & Donald Trump

In a lot of ways, Sinbad owes the success of his career to the United States military. Back in 1981 when the comedian, known then as David Atkins, was in the Air Force, he competed in a talent contest on base. He got some laughs, enough to keep getting back on the stage. But it was his failure to make the Air Force basketball team that prompted Sinbad to develop the style that would eventually frame his 30-plus year career in stand-up, television and film. “That was the first time I really got serious about comedy,” he says. “Up until …

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EU Gives Foster Children A Night of Inspiration

Cheers and laughter echoed throughout the last month as the took their antics to the court. But for a special group of foster children in section 108, this otherwise typical tour stop proved to be a rare and inspiring experience both on and off the court. Child Advocate Garry Bevel was one of the dozens of volunteers, staff and foster children from the program seated in section 108. One row ahead, he heard an 8-year-old little boy exclaim, “This is awesome!” and then watched as the child leaned over to whisper a wide-eyed thank you to his own volunteer advocate. …

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