The Whistler

Theater

I have walked out of plays, clapped when the curtain came down, jumped to my feet and clapped until my hands hurt. I have been in big Broadway venues, tiny hole-in-the-wall theatres, off-Broadway theatres, high school auditoriums and outdoor venues.

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Who Let These Guys On?

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The mob at the entry to the theatre howled and cheered. I, too far back in the line to immediately see what prompted the eruption, stood all the way up on tip toes, high enough to see the top of Sharon Osborne’s head as she entered the building. I love Sharon, who along with Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan are the judges on “America’s Got Talent.” I was in NYC with a group of women from the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition which, like other charities whose members filled the seats of the theatre, would be the beneficiaries of donations the show was making based on how many seats a charity filled.

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Five Tips for Tip-Top Interviews

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A professor friend of mine does mock interviews with graduating seniors in her journalism classes. Mock interviews might be all that they’ll get in these economic times, but here’s some solid advice anyone hustling to compete for fewer job opportunities.

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How Not to Buy or Lease a Car

carbuying

I leased a new car today, and while I am not suffering buyer’s (well, lessee’s) remorse, I am not exactly experiencing new car joy - yet. Quite the opposite, I have that “caving-in stomach” feeling, the kind people get before speaking in public or going for a critical job interview.

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