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Dustin Fitzharris is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in various publications, including the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Essence, Out, The Advocate, and Redbook. He is also a contributor to ABCNews.com. Fitzharris specializes in entertainment/celebrity stories and over the years has interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2008 Fitzharris was named a “Rookie of the Year” reporter by the New York Press Association. Fitzharris is based in New York and works at ABC. He previously worked as the Associate Producer of "All My Children."

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Kenny G--The 'Songbird' Continues to Fly

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 2:07 PM

2016-06-22-1466614871-8892362-KennyG_BrazilianNights_PhotoCredChapmanBaehler_General5_web.jpegKenny G says his music haunts people. You hear it when you least expect it. Whether it's in restaurant or an elevator---to be cliché---his saxophone has a way of randomly appearing in everyday life.

It happened to me recently. While on vacation...

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America's Sweetheart Susan Lucci Opens Up About Love, Fans and the Little Boy Who Won Her Heart

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 10:45 PM

2016-05-22-1463924911-7657784-SusanLucci1.jpgGrowing up I would run home from school, throw down my books and enter the magical world of All My Children's Pine Valley. My favorite character along with millions of other fans was Erica Kane played by Susan Lucci. Erica was a...

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Sylvester's Legacy Is "Mighty Real" In A New Musical

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 1:58 PM

2016-05-02-1462211020-8571922-MightyReal396rJoanMarcus.jpgIn the 1970s and '80s you could not go to a disco without hearing the silky, falsetto voice of Sylvester. With songs like "Do Ya Wanna Funk" and his signature "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," Sylvester helped define an era. At...

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BSIDE, The New Bro Band, Wants To 'Tell Everybody' Who They Are

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 9:05 AM

2016-02-29-1456757968-6974253-BSIDE_ETHANNICO_TOP.jpegThroughout history musical brothers have dominated the charts. The Everly Brothers, Bee Gees and Hanson all found an audience and achieved success. Now, two brothers from Barcelona, Ethan and Nico, known as BSIDE, hope to join the ranks.

At first glance...

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Checking In With Marla Gibbs: A Candid Interview With 'The Jeffersons' and '227' Star

(4) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 4:47 AM

2016-01-05-1452004837-750743-marlaphoto1420161.jpgMarla Gibbs lives by the mantra "it's never too late." After becoming a household name 40 years ago as Florence, the sassy maid on The Jeffersons, Gibbs says that as long as she's still breathing, there will always be something new she'll...

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Carly Simon: Still 'Living Like a Flower While the Boys Grow in the Trees.' The Singer Opens Up About Life, Love and Music

(7) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 9:30 AM

2015-12-15-1450185333-3964994-CarlySimonBWphotocHeidiWildPhotography.jpgCarly Simon admits she's a bit of a recluse who goes through fads of eating certain foods for long stretches of time. She calls it her healthy little secret.

"It's been this for the past year and a half." She suddenly...

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Michael Evans: Writer and CEO Pens "The Real Matrix" and Sheds Light on How to Transform Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 9:19 AM

2015-11-30-1448896267-7364088-RealMatrix.pngMichael Evans was ready to end it all. In his first semester of college he had the suicide note written. On a cassette he recorded a goodbye message to loved ones. He hoped that the hell he was living would finally be...

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Just a Little From Gladys Knight

(5) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 4:11 PM

2015-10-30-1446218555-3536031-GLADYSKNIGHTSpikeHair.jpgGladys Knight's voice has the ability to melt you, but her laugh has the power to excite you. Her witty sense of humor and inspiring outlook on life is infectious. After six decades in the music industry, the seven-time Grammy Award-winner remains...

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Christian Music Legend Sandi Patty Says Thank You And Farewell

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 6:58 AM

2015-09-30-1443621081-1063008-SandiPattyHeadshot.jpgWhen you're with Sandi Patty she makes you feel like part of her family. On a sticky fall afternoon she held an intimate lunch in New York City's Rockefeller Center to share some exciting news. But before she got down to business...

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Judith Light: Completely 'Transparent' and Back on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 11:59 AM

2015-10-01-1443732501-2766117-JudithLightandKeira.jpgJudith Light feels right at home in New York. After spending so many years in California, she says she missed the life-blood and energy of the city. With a full schedule, she gets up with the rising sun and doesn't stop.

"We...

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Lauren Foster: Why the Transgender Model Who Does It All Says She Is 'Just Another Girl'

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 3:36 PM

2015-09-03-1441315075-5743963-LaurenFosterNewImage.jpgWhen Lauren Foster appeared in a six-page spread in a 1980 issue of Vogue Mexico people assumed she was just another girl. Little did they or even the editors know, she wasn't. She was born in Durban, South Africa 23 years earlier...

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'Romper Room's' Miss Molly Looks Through Her Magic Mirror And Reflects Back

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2015 | 5:23 PM

2015-08-30-1440951812-7834376-MissMollyMagicMirror8x10.jpgRome, N.Y., 1984, a sensitive, brown-haired, 4-year-old toddler, shies away from other children. He prefers to be around adults and listen to their conversations. In so many ways the little boy already seems older than his years.

Every morning he starts...

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Getting "Lucky" With Jackie Collins: The Legendary Writer Opens Up About Her New Book, Life And Men

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 3:42 PM

2015-06-23-1435086625-1120475-jackiecollins10photobylorindavishighres.jpgA funny thing happened during my interview with Jackie Collins at her hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side on a humid Monday morning. A few minutes after sitting down in a secluded corner in the lounge it became apparent that this wasn't...

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Suzanne Somers -- Still Sizzling At 68

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 6:30 AM

2015-06-09-1433874131-2370014-555583729DT003_Suzanne_Some.JPGSuzanne Somers feels completely at home in her new Las Vegas nightclub act titled Suzanne Sizzles.

"You don't understand what your journey is about until it lands," Somers said. "Before I walked out on stage on opening night someone backstage asked me,...

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David Geist Opens Up About Events That Brought Him Closer To The 'Flame'

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 10:59 AM

2015-06-05-1433542718-6387292-davidgcolorlgprint.jpgMusician David Geist is proof that it's never too late to change your path in life. Born in San Diego, Geist always knew he wanted to be in New York City, the place where his inspirations -- George Gershwin, Cole Porter and...

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More Love From Emin: The Russian Pop Star Opens Up About His Music, Family and Wealth

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 10:17 PM

2015-05-19-1432001212-4034324-EminCDcover.JPGFor close to a decade Russian pop star Emin has been heating up the music industry with his diverse style that ranges from standards to Latin pop to power ballads.

First making a name for himself in Russia, the 35 year...

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Frank Sinatra Returns to Vegas: Bob Anderson and Vincent Falcone Talk About the New Sinatra Show That Keeps the Music and the Legacy Alive

(3) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 1:24 PM

2015-04-24-1429905176-3470426-SinatraBobAndersonFullStage.jpgBefore Frank Sinatra died he gave a bunch of music to his long-time musical director Vincent Falcone and said, "Vinnie, just keep the music going, that's all." Honoring Sinatra's wishes, Bob Anderson, deemed by People magazine as "America's greatest singing impressionist," is...

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Human Nature's Toby Allen's Coming Out Party: The Singer Opens Up About His Professional and Personal Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 10:45 AM

2015-04-21-1429646978-509275-TobyHumanNature.jpegIn the 25 years that Human Nature, Australia's leading pop vocal group, have been together they've had five No. 1 albums, sold millions of records around the world and collected close to two dozen Top 40 hits. Since 2009 their dazzling Motown...

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Reba McEntire Opens Up About Her Music, Life and Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 9:55 AM

2015-04-08-1428454009-4981492-Reba_JeremyCowart_172015.jpgReba McEntire is filled with energy that can only be described as infectious. Close to 40 years after releasing her debut album and 35 chart-topping singles later, she is still conquering new heights. Her latest single "Going Out Like That" shot to...

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Melissa Manchester Still Loving the Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:23 PM

2015-04-07-1428423741-7347907-melissamanchester4highresFulllength.jpgFrom "Midnight Blue" to "Come in From the Rain," Melissa Manchester has written and sung songs that have touched hearts around the world. Now for the first time in 11 years the Grammy Award-winning star is back with a new album called...

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