The Phantom Of The Opera On Broadway January 26, 1988

(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986.  The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway. The Phantom however has a much longer history than that.  The Phantom…

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Edgar Allen Poe Born January 19, 1809. Quoth The Raven Nevermore.

Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to a married couple of traveling actors in Boston.  Soon after his birth both of his parents passed away. Before reading this we must cast away our preconceived notions of the life of Poe.  For many years it was taught that Poe was an alcoholic, a…

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General Tom Thumb born January 4, 1837

P.T. Barnum had already made a name for himself as a showman before he discovered Tom Thumb.  Barnum had toured the country with a woman who claimed to be George Washington’s nurse and was well over 100 years old.  On that tour he was able to take in about $1500.00 a week, and with that…

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Actor-Musician Jalen Harris is Proudly Living His Dream in ‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations’

When Jalen Harris was 10 years old, he performed in a church play and continued his appreciation during his high school theater program. Soon after Harris learned that the age to compete on FOX-TV’s American Idol was dropped from 16 to 15, and like any kid at that time he wanted to be a pop […]

Sugar, Butter, Big Screen! Waitress The Musical’s Pro-Shot Hits Theaters Just in Time for a Holiday Treat

It only takes a taste when it’s something special, or in the case of the Tony award nominated Broadway musical Waitress, it only took a listen of its original cast album for fans to be hooked and wanting to see the show up on stage.   The musical, based on the 2007 film of the …

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Invite the Production of ‘Company’ Into Your Heart This Holiday Season in Philadelphia

Matt Rodin as Jamie and Ali Louis Bourzgui as Paul in the North American Tour of CompanyWhen Stephen Sondheim agreed to revive his iconic musical Company, he and the A-list team he assembled undertook the production with great heart. The winner of five 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, the show’s Philadelphia premiere, starring Britney Coleman as Bobbie, is generating great excitement. The thought-provoking production, part of the 2023-2024 North …

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The Disappearance Of JFK’s Brain

(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon. We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission,…

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Exclusive From PFF: Maestro: Sonically Masterful but Narratively Faulty

Review of Maestro  Bradley Cooper’s sophomore film Maestro has generated much excitement and controversy since the announcement of its production. Produced by legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg coupled with a star-studded cast, the film was anticipated to be an even more exceptional addition to Cooper’s filmography than A Star is Born.  Following the …

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William J. Donahue Takes Us to the Dark Side in his Novel ‘Only Monsters Remain’

  William J. Donahue’s dramatic dark tales and riveting characters are irresistible in his new novel, Only Monsters Remain, regardless of the genre that you prefer. When it comes to his recently published third novel, the prolific author and magazine editor, says he did not envision venturing to the world of this rather dark genre. …

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Biggest Egos in History: Top Thirteen Infamously Egotistical People

(PCM) Did you ever wonder how someone with a tremendously huge ego could even fit their head through a doorway? A little bit of an ego never hurt anyone; being confident in oneself and one’s abilities are assets in life. But there are some people who just take it too far.Narcissistic and self-involved, egotistical people… Read More

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How Dr. Dawn Ella’s New Soul Link App Can Ease Our National Mental Health Crisis

Millions of Americans report that they are experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, isolation, and an overwhelming sense of loss, which has culminated in a serious Mental Health Crisis; something that is of great concern. As a way to help those who feel lost and isolated, Dr. Dawn Ella, a noted expert in complementary and alternative medicine, created Soul Link, …

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Go See The National Tour of The Lion King at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia!

There is a deep love that new and repeat audience members have for The Lion King, and this affection is certainly not lost on a couple who fell in love with one another while performing in the show. In fact, Nhlanhla Ndlovu proposed to Daniela Cobb several years ago onstage during the curtain call and …

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