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WordXWord: Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's inner voice opens up the conversation

07/06/2015 02:06 PM EDT
When the WordXWord festival returns to Pittsfield, poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will be front and center as guest poet and host to events, including an open mic and workshop for participants, as he distributes his knack for presenting topics that might typically incite confrontation and transforming them into opportunities for collaboration. 
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18

July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 78. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Actress Denise Nicholas ("In the Heat of the Night") is 71. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.