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Top Picks: Patti LaBelle

Singer, actress, author, entrepreneur, woman extraordinaire Patti LaBelle turns 75 on May 24. Yes, I agree, she doesn’t look a day over 50! LaBelle is a true virtuoso. Born Patricia Louise Holte, her journey as a recording artist has known few boundaries. Her acclaimed works feature a variety of genres, from gospel to soul, blues…
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Top Picks: Cate Blanchett

Actress of stage and screen Cate Blanchett turns 50 this month. The Australian native has been in countless award-winning productions. I remember her most in her role as Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but if fantasy epics from the early 2000s aren't for you, here are top picks of all other things "Cate." Blanchett has…
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Dance Books for Kids

Do you love to dance? Are you the type of person who can’t help but move when you hear music? Once it starts do you always wiggle, tap your foot, hum along or sway without even realizing you’ve started? Check out these recommended titles if you’re interested in reading true stories of dancers who followed…
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