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Anthony Rapp — A Life in the Theater, “Rent” and All

  Anthony Rapp says he has always enjoyed the ups and downs of show biz, and he should know oodles about them given he is age 44 and in the … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maggie Darlington — Around the World with ‘Riverdance’

       Life lessons about sportsmanship and putting in the required work were included amid the traditional dance instruction Maggie Darlington received at the Claddagh Irish Dance studio in Camarillo, California. … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Calamari Sisters — Born on a Sofa on Fire Island

This is a reprint of an interview I did with Dan Lavender, one of the three “fathers” of “The Calamari Sisters,” that I wrote in 2012 when it appeared in … Continue reading

August 1, 2014

Karen Mason — Breath and Song Restored

In an earlier era, Karen Mason would be an international star. Her voice is one of the best and most versatile, and her song stylings range from great intellect and … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Walter Mosley — Mystery and More

All storytelling is to one degree or other a mystery, says Walter Mosley, who should know given his prolific output as a writer, his Easy Rawlins series, literally resurrected last … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dolores M. Miller — Poetic Healing, Spiritual Survival

      Dolores Miller began writing poetry as a psychological release. She says she did not plan to write poetry, or write at all, but as she was going through therapy … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peta Murgatroyd — Ankling Her Way to Ballroom Stardom

After studying ballet for 12 years, since the age of 4, Peta Murgatroyd had ambitions to be a prima ballerina with a major dance ensemble.      That plan was derailed … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shirley Jones — Ingenue Image, Authentic Adult

Right before taking stage to do a show, Shirley Jones receives a telephone call at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco where she is appearing with her first husband, Jack … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marilu Henner — Learning Health, Unlearning Lines

Marilu Henner returns to New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse from July 17 to August 10 as Masha in Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Durang … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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