From Springfield High School to stardom on Broadway

Arts | November 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear There was never much doubt that Allison Miller (professional name Allison Blackwell) was going to be a singing star. As a little girl, she was a founding member of Temple University Children’s Choir. She was also in her Springfield Township High School’s Thespian Group and show choir, and at Spelman College (Atlanta, […]

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Flourtown songbird reviving ‘Great American Songbook’

Arts | November 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If we are lucky, the success of two superb current movies about two of our greatest pop singers, Judy Garland and Linda Ronstadt, will spur a revival of The Great American Songbook, the classic American pop music by composers like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, etc., and performed by such stylists […]

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Walt Disney veteran now an award-winning Hill novelist

Arts | November 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Plagued by nightmares, comic superhero-adoring Charlie is lovable in his innocence and sheepishness. He’s bullied at school, but when his most frightening nightmares turn out to be true, he must learn to take control and overcome his fears. Reality and Charlie’s dream world overlap, time travel swirls Charlie and his friends to […]

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