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September 15, 2005 By:
Stars of David Week of Sep., 15, 2005
Young at heart and on CD: Josh Young's self-named debut CD will probably find a huge audience from fans of Broadway and cabaret tunes when released next week. The performer is abetted in this good bet by Brian Lowdermilk, who produced, orchestrated and adds his own songs to the release. Lowdermilk, who grew up in the Wallingford/Swarthmore area as did Young, has no problem getting his voice heard; his many honors include the Richard Rodgers Award and the Jonathan Larson Memorial Fellowship. Meanwhile, tonight, tonight won't be just any night for Josh - he's touring the world as Tony in a production of "West Side Story." … Caps off to Steve Capus. The Philly guy's been named acting prexy of NBC News. … Raise a glass to … glass! That's what they're doing over at the National Liberty Museum, which is holding its "Glass Now Auction 2005," on the eve of Sept. 24, with David Rago as auctioneer. The museum's founder and head honcho, Irvin Borowsky, is a firm believer in NLM's motto that "glass is a reminder of the strength and fragility that exists in every one of us." Event's scheduled for the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel. … Home is where the heart is, and here's heartfelt news that's warmer than a campfire: Through Sept. 15, Dana Bank, founder/owner of Center City's Town Home, the contemp home-accessories biz, will give 15 percent of sales proceeds to Comfort Zone Camp, the Blairstown, N.J., site described as "the nation's largest bereavement camp for children" who have lost a close relative or primary caregiver. … A credit to her biz: Darcy Silvers of Holland - the Pennsylvania one without the tulips - knows from her ABCs: She's just earned her Accredited Business Communicator title from the International Association of Business Communicators. Silvers is senior copywriter at Lenox in Langhorne. … TLW was out taking his daily constitutional when, appropriately, he heard this news: Dr. Steve Frank and Tony Green have been named veeps of the National Constitution Center, which is currently exhibiting "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War." … On the page: Montclair, N.J., resident Nancy Gerber has just authored Losing a Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Caregiving, about the powerful impact her father's stroke had on her family's life. … The Beatles had their Magical Mystery Tour, and Isaiah Zagar has his Mosaic Mystery Tour. A walking tour of the Philadelphia artist's Magic Garden at 10th and South streets is part of the Fringe Fest. (No tallis required.) Proceeds will go toward saving the garden - in which many of Zagar's murals bloom - from being destroyed. Artwork for the tour (www.rengawdrawde.com) was created by Joseph Kemp, who says he wishes "I was as cool as Isaiah." … With justice for all and an honor for Burt: Burt Siegel, director of community relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia, is being saluted with the inaugural Social Justice Award of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network on Sept. 21 at a Center City event. Ruth Laibson is chairing the reception. Honorary chairs are Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and Mayor John Street. If ya want more justice in this world to make Siegel even happier, have the Phillies make the playoffs. … Fringe with a survey on top: Take a poll and you'll discover that Karin Bookbinder is one of the more prolific of actresses taking part in the city's ongoing Fringe Festival. Her trio of roles includes this weekend's "Le Foulard Orange." TLW doesn't know what that means; he doesn't speak Fringe.