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Donny Osmond: Charming a new generation of fans

Nearly 40 years after making millions of teenage girls swoon, he’s charming a new generation of fans.

Pin down Donny Osmond and it’s clear why he’s tough to reach: he never slows down. A typical day for Osmond entails flying back and forth between his home in Utah to Las Vegas to perform in “Donny & Marie” at the Flamingo, along with hosting a daily radio show, all while squeezing in solo tour dates, filming and pitching a television pilot, and recording new music. Not a bad day’s work for a former teen idol who was heading towards near obscurity in the early 80s before making an unexpected comeback. […]

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Tom Watson: Legendary golfer defies age

LIVING LEGEND

Golfer Tom Watson Defies Age

Written by Sondra Barr, The Media Barr, Inc.

It takes a rare sort of athlete to transcend a sport and become more than a mere footnoot or trivia question along the lines of: “What golfer was dubbed Huckleberry Dillinger early in his career?”

Tom Watson, the answer to the aforementioned query, is one such athlete. He’s amassed 39 PGA Tour wins (including two Masters, a U.S. Open, and a remarkable five British Opens), been a PGA Player of the Year six times, won five Champions Tour Major Championships, been a five-time leading money winner, and is only the second player in history, after Sam Snead, to post a top 20 finish in five different decades […]

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A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF JIM LEHRER

You hear his voice most weeknights calmly reporting events or describing issues in the day’s news. Perhaps you watched him moderate the presidential debates. Maybe you’re among those who have been listening to him from the very earliest days in 1975 when he joined PBS’s The Robert MacNeil Report as the Washington correspondent, or the following year as the program expanded, renamed The MacNeil-Lehrer Report and went national. In 1983 it became the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, eventually changing its name once more during 1995-96 season when Robert MacNeil retired. Since then that calm visage and voice are seen and heard on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer televised by PBS stations everywhere. Today Jim’s official title is Executive Editor and Anchor. […]

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All the Lives of Florence Henderson

She sings. She dances. Of course, she’s an accomplished actress and performer, truly an all-around entertainer. But Florence Henderson also skypes, and e-mails messages and photographs to family and friends, and surfs the net. Florence is very much a testament to the wisdom of remaining engaged and active—mentally and physically—for she too is “one of us”. […]