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Demi Lovato Story

Demi Lovato’s Substance Abuse Treatment and The Road To Recovery

By Dana Hall. In November, 2010, Demi Lovato an announcement no one saw coming: she was going to rehab. The news came as a surprise to fans and news outlets alike: Lovato was considered by many to be one of the few child stars who had managed to stay out of trouble. As audiences would ...
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How to make it in the music industry; life as an opera singing janitor – to quit music was not an option

Photo from ABC7, Chicago. Meet a janitor who never gave up on his dream to become an opera singer. After years of 90-hour work weeks sandwiched between grueling rehearsals and little sleep, the 28-year-old singer has finally landed the role of a lifetime: a lead role in Puccini's signature work, La Bohème. We wanted to ...
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“My Purpose…to Inspire People”: Shaun Livingston’s Inspiring Injury Recovery Leads To NBA Title

By Cheryl Anne Groth Never a man to sit on the sidelines and whine, NBA basketball player, Shaun Livingston turned tragedy into triumph when he overcame an injury that would have ended most players’ career to lead the Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship in 2015. But it didn’t happen overnight. Livingston’s work ethic ...
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Charlie Zeleny music success story

What’s It Like Dedicating Your Life To Learning How To Become a Session Musician?


Charlie Zeleny is a drummer, music director, and producer who has toured 41 US states, 20 countries, and has played on 135+ records.
He also became popular with his nonstop eight-minute drum solo called "Drumageddon," which he performed in one continuous take, walking from one location to another within a Brooklyn, New York ...
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family relationships

How One Woman Created Unique Family Relationships That Changed Lives


In 2004, HBO aired a documentary entitled My Flesh and Blood.
It went on to win an Emmy for Best Documentary, and also won the Audience Award and Best Director Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Jonathan Karsh, who later went on to become a successful TV director, the film told the ...
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The Brooklyn Dodgers; How A Bunch Of Bums Became Heroes


This story is not about a single person, but a group of people, and in fact, the borough of Brooklyn.
In the 1940's and 50's, the Brooklyn Dodgers, aka "The Boys of Summer," were a very good baseball team. But they were always the bridesmaid and never the bride.
With their only championship coming in ...
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