Linda Armstrong

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Aretha Franklin’s longtime musical director shares memories

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with H.B. Barnum, who had been Franklin’s musical director for more than 30 years, and he was glad to speak about this great lady.

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Fall in love with ‘Head Over Heels’

Hurry to the Hudson Theatre and fall in love with “Head Over Heels!”

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Fall in love with ‘Head Over Heels’

Hurry to the Hudson Theatre and fall in love with “Head Over Heels!”

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Summer Theater Intensive held at Billie Holiday Theatre

I heard about a new theater program that occurred this summer in Brooklyn, which sounded more like a dream than a reality.

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Remembering AUDELCO’s Ms. Grace L. Jones

My heart was broken on the afternoon of Aug. 26, when I learned that a lovely lady who'd been like a mother to me had left this earth.

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AUDELCO President Grace L. Jones passes at 90

Grace L. Jones, 90, passed early in the morning Sunday, Aug. 26 due to heart issues.

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Aretha remembered

Retired choreographer Louis Johnson worked with Aretha Franklin for 40 years, choreographing her concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and many other venues. A member of the New York Ballet Company, he’s also well-versed in other types of dance.

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‘King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story’ captures masterful essence of theater legend

Passion, determination, commitment, an insatiable love of theater—those are the attributes of Woodie King Jr., founder and producer at New Federal Theatre.

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Great Wolf Lodge: The perfect family vacation

Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos in Pennsylvania is the perfect family vacation!

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Multi-talent Chapman Roberts talks ‘Smokey Joe’s’

If you’re not familiar with the name Chapman Roberts, you need to be.

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