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March 2021: Vol 47, No 3

The word “breakthrough” is reserved for people and things that change the status quo forever. For instance, the Internet was a breakthrough for how
we communicate and conduct research. Electric cars changed the way we transport
ourselves without relying on oil and gas. Barack Obama made history by becoming the first African-American President of the United States.

Similarly, in the entertainment world, Viola Davis has broken the glass ceiling and ethnic boundaries by becoming the first black woman to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting” – winning Academy Awards for film, Tony Awards for the stage, and Emmy Awards for TV

February 2021: Vol 47, No 2

In the history of Hollywood, you can count on one hand how many child actors managed to weather the transition to becoming a full-grown movie star.

Take Kurt Russell, for instance. Maybe it’s the luck of the Irish since he was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1951 in Springfield, Mass. And it so happens that both of his parents were in show business – his father was actor Neil “Bing” Russell and his mother is dancer, Louise Julia Russell. His father and sister had a lot to do with his childhood.

January 2021: Vol 47, No 1

For most of us who grew up in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the memories of flower children, hippies, Woodstock, and tiedye remain like tattoos. The same goes for the music of the era, including the unmistakable harmonic voice of one of the most colorful and talented singers of then and now — Carly Simon.

December 2020: Vol 46, No 12

Known as “The Boss” to his fans, fellow musicians, and just about everyone around the world, Bruce Springsteen continues to bring his indelible style of rock music to the universe with passion and energy most singers at age 71 wish they still had.

November 2020: Vol 46, No 11

If I asked you who is the undisputed modern queen of country music and you answered Dolly Parton, you would be 100 percent correct. You also
would be right if you added a few other descriptors, like an award-winning actress, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur.

Nobody in the history of show business lights up the stage like Dolly, with her curly blonde hair, voluptuous figure, her winning smile, insatiable
sense of humor and humility, and most of all, her unmistakable voice.