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Marcos Matos: A cut above the rest
“I think that the most important thing a woman can have — next to talent, of course — is her hairdresser.” — Joan Crawford I’m trying to grow out my hair so I can donate it this fall. I stopped in ...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jo-Ann McIntyre: Sisterly love, from the island to the campground
How would you like to go on an all-inclusive vacation, complete with three meals a day, live entertainment, an amazing assortment of workshops and classes — all designed to educate, enlighten or en...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy Parham: Back to the chopping board after ‘Hell’s Kitchen’
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” — J.R.R. Tolkien Well, I can provide the cheer and the song, but I defer to this week’s profile, Joy ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lorenzo Buffa: Time out with the woodsy watchmaker
“We are a small and independent business based out of Philadelphia. We care about craftsmanship and beauty in simplicity. We aspire to transform and re-imagine unique and beautiful materials. We ar...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marcy Boroff: Crafting a career renaissance
One of the reasons I love living in Philadelphia is its close proximity to so many other places. A 45-minute drive east takes you to the beach, travel west to Lancaster and you’re transported to an...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jamai: Overcoming obstacles to make it in the music world
OK, I admit when I first saw dance/pop singer Jamai at Equality Forum’s SundayOUT!, I assumed he was gay. With his thigh-high boots, shock of red hair and barely there shirt, I assumed he was “fami...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jess Choi: Marching to the beat of her own drum
Pressed to name some female drummers, I could only think of two off the top of my head: Sheila E. and the late Karen Carpenter, known more for her sublime vocals than heavy beats. (I bet you didn’t...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christopher Whitney: ‘The Sex Guy’ on health and happiness
With his distinguished gray hair and conservative manner, Christopher Whitney seems more like your local church pastor than a person known as “The Sex Guy.” Born in Bucks County, Whitney began work...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braden Chapman: From living on the streets to living on stage as Mimi Imfurst
June 8 is Pride here in Philadelphia and this year we have much to celebrate and commiserate over. On the negative side, the closing of Sisters and Giovanni’s Room, and on the positive side, Ellen ...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Samantha Jo Dato: Her journey from cocktail waitress to conference coordinator
“I’ve preached the importance of having role models, mentors and friends who support you. It took a village for me to be who I am today, and it still takes a village to assist me in the journey ahe...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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