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Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite Rising Stars

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The Chorus Girl and Her Proud Troops of Wounded Vets

THE CHORUS GIRL AND HER PROUD TROOPS OF WOUNDED VETS This is an excerpt from Lester & Charlie’s new book project that profiles men and women who transitioned from careers in show business to changing the world through progressive social action. GENNA GRIFFITH Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Vets, New York City Genna finished studying … Continue reading

Meet Mistress K

Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It’s not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of Glenn Ford, sentenced to death in Louisiana for killing a watchmaker. Four people were suspected of the murder but Glenn was the only one to stand trial, convicted partially by … Continue reading

RISING STARS SNEAK PEEK: Abby McCreath

Here’s one way a dancer with a broken ankle can get 360 girls a year on their feet. Abby was two weeks away from starring in her first big gig – a production of Jesus Christ Superstar – that would showcase her dance talents. Then she broke her ankle. That’s when she realized she loved … Continue reading

RISING STARS SNEAK PEEK: Susan Wilson Solovic

Did somebody just say that a baton-twirling Miss Missouri, diagnosed with a learning disorder, jumped out of the entertainment spotlight to help struggling entrepreneurs achieve their goals… …and wrote 4 bestselling business books while serving on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University, the Women Presidents’ Organization, Women Impacting Public Policy and the Institute for … Continue reading

RISING STARS SNEAK PEEK: Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Gina and her sister Anne entered show business when there was a call for twin models, which put Gina on track to attend the RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her journey taught her that she preferred being behind the scenes, producing. And producing taught her that she’d rather be … Continue reading

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