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January 2023: Vol 49, No 1

As we sat down to write this cover story, we heard the news: Celine Dion has been diagnosed with a brain disorder commonly known as “stiff person syndrome.”

According to medical experts, it is a very rare condition that affects about 1 million people
and has features similar to those found in stroke victims. The bad news: there is no known
cure. The good news is: The symptoms of muscle spasms, imbalance, and light sensitivity
can be treated successfully with the latest medications.

December 2022: Vol 48, No 12

We all know 53-year-old Matt Damon for his award-winning roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Courage Under Fire,” “The Bourne Identity” and so many more.

What I found out about this very active movie star is a revealing peek into a man who demonstrates his true character in front of and behind the cameras.

November 2022: Vol 48, No 11

Can you believe it? Shania Twain, the undisputed “queen of country pop” and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, is 57!

Somehow, age is irrelevant in this cover tribute to a true songstress who continues to entertain audiences all over the world, in concerts, on vinyl, and in digital formats.

October 2022: Vol 48, No 10

The story of actor, filmmaker, director, and entrepreneur Bryan Cranston is the story of “local boy makes good.”

Born in Hollywood and raised in Canoga Park, he is the second of three children. His father was of half Irish, quarter Austrian-Jewish and quarter German descent, while his mother was the daughter of German immigrants.

July 2022: Vol 48, No 7

Let’s face it: Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the Mohave Desert, you know that Reba McEntire, now 67 years young, is one of America’s best entertainment icons. She holds the title among her peers and fans as The Queen of Country.

The Oklahoma-born and raised singer, actress, songwriter, and producer holds every honor the country music industry can bestow.

October 2021: Vol 47, No 10

In case you’ve been living under a rock for more than 30years, one of the busiest and most famous movie stars of the new millennium is Liam
Neeson.

Beginning with his first big starring role as Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List,”
his acting stock has risen to box office heights with such major films as “Michael Collins,” “Les Misérables,” “Star Wars,” “Batman,” “Taken,” “The Grey,” “Silence,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “A Monster Calls.”

September 2021: Vol 47, No 9

At 58 years young, she’s one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. She’s sold millions of records worldwide, appealing to every musical taste, from pop to jazz, from Latin to gospel. Her honors include Emmys, Grammys, Tony’s, Golden Globes, and others.

Of course, I’m talking about Vanessa L. Williams whose road to celebrity status began
when she became the first African-American woman to receive the Miss America title in
1983.

July 2019: Vol 45, No 7

Recently, I was TV binging on “Seinfeld” (1989-98) which reminded me how much I missed watching the comedic talents of Julia Louis-Dreyfus who today looks younger than her 58 years of age. As a comedian, actress, producer and singer, she has managed to accomplish more than mostwomen in show business without a ripple of the typical show business hype.

Before her fame she was known mostly as the daughter of businessman Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services in Manhattan, and great-great granddaughter of Leopold
Louis-Dreyfus, who in 1851 founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a French shipping conglomerate, which members of her family remain in control.

June 2019: Vol 45, No 6

There is no disputing the 65-year-old actor/director’s talent in either role. For those of us who grew up in the “Baby Boomer” era, how can we forget the little boy named Opie who played the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the “Andy Grifth Show,” or the precocious teen in “Happy Days”? Ron Howard, who is the epitome of the coming of age stories he portrayed, including the iconic flm, “American Grafti,” is unlike most of the actors who gained fame at an early age and quickly faded as they matured.

May 2019: Vol 45, No 5

After 15 years as one of Las Vegas’ major neon light showstoppers, Celine Dion is leaving the city of glitz and glitter and taking her angelic, one of-a-kind voice on the road again. Her show at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace ends June 8, so you still have time to catch her iconic performances with 11 dates this month and five in June. After that, the multiple Grammy Award winner is embarking on The Courage World Tour which celebrates the release of her new “Courage” album.