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Michael Bolton: Same name, different songman
When I was trying to do research on this week’s profile — Opera Philadelphia’s vice president of education and community programs, Michael Bolton — that pesky other fella kept coming up. They both ...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel Christensen: At the Copa … Copabanana
“Where do all the hippies meet? South Street, South Street.” Well, I can’t speak for the hippies, but South Street was my hangout years ago when I used to live at Fourth and Pine streets (I’ve been...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crystal Cheatham: Exploring identity through music, art
It’s amazing how many times I’ll be doing an interview and the spouse or friend of the person I’m profiling will exclaim, “I didn’t know that!” in response to one of their answers. This week it was...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tammy Peay: Finding the funny, on stage and on screen
“Laughter is an instant vacation.” — Milton Berle If Uncle Milty is right, get ready to go on holiday. I met Tammy Peay (pronounced “P.A.”) at the second-season premier of “Finding Me,” the hit onl...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Pitek: From Buffalo to Brown, now taking over Philly
There are a number of mysteries in life: Who built the pyramids? What happens when we die? Why are there five syllables in the word monosyllabic? Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients bu...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brad Windhauser: Novelist, professor and Biblical analyst
Brad Windhauser is a writer and professor at Temple University. His short stories have appeared in numerous papers and his first novel, “Regret,” is a gay-themed thriller set in Philadelphia. Last ...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Smith: Embracing diversity in background, career
I haven’t heard the word “peripatetic” since I saw “A Chorus Line” many moons ago, but that’s the kind of talk I guess I should expect from a Harvard grad. Sandy Smith, self-described peripatetic f...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Sherbo: Turning the pages of Giovanni's Room history
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.” — Barbara Tuchman For a lot of people in the ...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gary Radin: Making art and architecture meet at the Philly Flower Show
Call me kooky, but I’ve been enjoying the snow. Since I’m a writer, I’m usually home in a solitary little bubble, and snow days mean my 9-to-5 friends are actually home for a change. The minute the...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maureen Nolan: Fusing her talents, on campus and on stage
As I watched Ellen Page come out last week, I was somewhat surprised to see how nervous she was and what an emotional moment it was for her. In this day and age of modern families on TV, a presiden...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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