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The Broadway Enthusiast

This afternoon was fantastic. I had the pleasure of meeting the brilliant and talented cast of Finding Neverland The Musical. Everyone was gracious. I cannot wait for the Tony Awards so I can see these wonderful actors live once again. (continue reading)…

Rock of Ages and The Mother F**cker with the Hat

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My favorite Broadway musical thus far. I saw this show a couple of years ago, and immediately fell in love. The entire cast, including Dee Snider, were amazing.  I personally enjoyed the interaction the cast had with the audience. They made us feel as part of the story, or actually the party. The entire show was riveting. I prefer the musical over the movie, but heck that’s just me.

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This was definitely a show like no other I have ever seen, and I’ve seen several. This show was over the edge in my eyes. Raunchy is the best word to describe The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Yul Vázquez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Annabella Sciorra all starred.

I never forget my initial reaction. I was taken back with the language and hardcore portrayals of cheating, doing drugs, prison, guns, shooting, etc. that my sister had to ask me if I was okay. Ha ha. I never heard so many filthy words under one roof before or sat through a strong, heavy-duty  play.

Nevertheless, I warmed up to it and within the first half hour, I was completely drawn in. I was impressed that someone on Broadway had nerve enough to write and bring such a strong topic (which does exist in our world) to Broadway and have amazing actors play it out on stage. Everyone did a fantastic job. The show itself was wonderful. This playbill is going under the most memorable wall (along with Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway; his one Man Show). ;)

Meeting Bret Michaels and Favorite Book Signings

 

One of my most memorable moments: meeting Bret Michaels

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My husband and I were organizing our bookshelves this afternoon, and I came across a couple of books from celebrity book signings I attended. These books are on my top list of favorite reads.

Here is a (blurry) picture of rap artist Prodigy and I. Back when I was in high school, I used to listen to Mobb Deep. Their music was very popular among my friends and I. In one day, I read his autobiography. It was intense, raw and honest. It is definitely a must read.

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Over a year ago, I met LaToya Jackson. She was warm, gentle, soft-spoken and absolutely charming. Her book was filled with both painful and positive moments. I was on a roller coaster ride. I began reading it at Barnes and Noble while waiting for her to arrive and finished it on the bus ride home. I truly enjoyed her story from beginning to end.

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