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Book Review: “ROSE COLORED GLASSES” – Medical Mystery Intersects with Love Story that Touches on Two Significant Diseases

Memoirs happen to be one of my favorite genres. If you've lost a close friend or family member or know someone who has a physical illness that is difficult to diagnosis this book is for you. "ROSE COLORED GLASSES" tells two parallel stories; one of a surprise second love and the other of an unexpected sickness and… Continue reading Book Review: “ROSE COLORED GLASSES” – Medical Mystery Intersects with Love Story that Touches on Two Significant Diseases

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Book Review: “DEATH LOGS OUT” is a roller coaster ride of a technological thriller

As the third installment of the Alex Nicholas series, "DEATH LOGS OUT" does not disappoint. Since it is not the first book, I did have to do a tiny bit of searching for the backstory of the first two novels before I was able to start reading. After a few minutes reading the synopses of… Continue reading Book Review: “DEATH LOGS OUT” is a roller coaster ride of a technological thriller

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Book Review: In “DYING WELL,” Facing Death Becomes a Celebration of Life

This has been a difficult review to put together because it would be very easy to tell you not to read "DYING WELL: OUR JOURNEY OF LOVE AND LOSS" by Susan Ducharme Hoben.  Not because the book is not compelling and well written, but because the story of Bruce Hoben's terminal cancer diagnosis is heart-wrenching… Continue reading Book Review: In “DYING WELL,” Facing Death Becomes a Celebration of Life

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“Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet!” Upper Darby Summer Stage Proudly Presents “42nd Street”

This professional-caliber production is the pinnacle of the season. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents its crown jewel of the season, the mainstage production “42nd Street” on July 27, 28 and August 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. and August 4 at 1:30 p.m. Performances take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The ultimate show-biz musical and multiple Tony-Award winner, “42nd Street” is… Continue reading “Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet!” Upper Darby Summer Stage Proudly Presents “42nd Street”

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LIKE MISS AMERICA, BUT WITHOUT THE INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM

Original musical Basic Witches to enchant and enlighten at 2018 Philly Fringe Festival   Musical theater writers, composers, and lyricists John Egan and Robi Hager will present three staged readings of their 90 minute show, Basic Witches, at this fall’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival. It is directed by Philadelphia favorite, Steve Pacek. The story centers on… Continue reading LIKE MISS AMERICA, BUT WITHOUT THE INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM

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Theatre Review: A Grande production at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Theatre Program has been around as long as I can remember.  Celebrating 38 years and going strong. It’s been a good 15 years since I’ve been back and I’m kicking myself for it.  Just over an hour from Philly tucked away in the suburban streets of Allentown makes for a beautiful day trip.… Continue reading Theatre Review: A Grande production at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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Theatre Review: Before it’s over, he will make you cry

When it comes to sentimentality in theatre it is easy to be torn. Do you go with it, even if it is overly-exposed, and let yourself get caught up in the fervor of it, likely leading to that emotional pay-off you were probably seeking with a night at the theatre? Or, do you approach it… Continue reading Theatre Review: Before it’s over, he will make you cry