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Review: ‘Cabaret’ at the Academy of Music

Some shows never get old or lose their impact. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret, making its Philadelphia premiere for a limited run this week at the Academy of Music, is still as stunning as the original by Joe Masteroff (book), John Kander (music), and Fred Ebb (lyrics) was when […]

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An Interview with Singer Jen Creed-Performing ‘A Night at the Oscars’ This Friday, 2/19@7:30 PM at L’Etage in Philadelphia

Jen Creed, once a mathematician and former recruiter in the investment management industry, now sits on the Board of Directors of The Voice Foundation, and teaches voice, and serves as the head of theater at Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, PA. Above all, Jen is a popular Philadelphia singer with an unusually wide vocal range—singing as high as a lark […]

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Author of ‘Wild’ Cheryl Strayed at National Geographic

Ever been lost and then found? Well apparently everyone experiences this according to Cheryl Strayed of the New York Times memoir bestseller Wild. Strayed talked to a sold out crowd, comprising mainly of women, at the National Geographic Wednesday night about her journey of self-discovery, chronicled in her book Wild. Wild is in the incredibly popular […]

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LaTiDo Sings Oscar Nominated Songs Tonight at 8 PM

Tomorrow at La Ti Do, we sing Oscar nominated songs and say farewell to our February monthly feature: Lauren Du Pree and our spotlight Mary Payne Omohundro. Weekly Spoken Word feature: Gowri K Guest Performer: Marni Whelan Oscar Song Performers: – Hilary Morrow & Don Mike Mendoza “A Whole New World” – Carrie Heflin, “The […]

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Film Review: ‘Gloria’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

What is it about the name ‘Gloria’ that inspires songs and films written about tough minded, independent woman making their own way in an imperfect world? One can’t help but think of Laura Brannigan’s 80’s hit from the Flashdance soundtrack as it reverberates memories of a nostalgic past. And, when I hear of a film titled […]

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‘Fanny and Alexander’ at Nordic Cool 2013 at The Kennedy Center by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

An audacious four-hour stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning feature film – Fanny and Alexander by Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theater highlights the Nordic Cool 2013 Festival in its U.S. Premiere at The Kennedy Center from March 7-9, 2013. Startling as it may seem, I enjoyed this live version of Fanny and Alexander as much as I […]

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2013 Oscar Nominations Announced. ‘Les Miserables’ and Broadway’s Hugh Jackman Nominated

Congrats to this year’s Academy Award nominees. Winners will be announced on February 24th at 7 PM on ABC. Best  Actor In A Leading Role: Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables Joaquin Phoenix in The Master Denzel Washington in Flight Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Alan Arkin in Argo Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman in The […]

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Film Review: ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ by Andrew Lloyd Baughman

Sometimes, people who survive tragedies from two different worlds come together to find comfort and happiness together. Such is the case in Phillippe Felardeau’s straightforward and poignant film Monsier Lazhar, Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in a Montreal elementary school, tension immediately escalates when a young student discovers that his teacher […]

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