Brenda K. Starr
American musician
Brenda K. Starr
Brenda K. Starr is an American singer-songwriter. She is well known originally in dance-pop, but now mostly in salsa-based music. She is also well known for her 1980s work with freestyle music.
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My Favorite Children's Books
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Picture a chubby eight-year-old girl tucked up reading in the corner of a sturdy, comfortable sofa in a living room in Southport Connecticut in the later 40s and early 50s. That would be me. Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing escape from whatever realities were distressing me, and the only source of pride I knew, other vanities lying beyond my grasp. I couldn't do anything else well, but I could do words. Not that I wrote. I never thought of writing. All I wanted to do was read, to be told stories. Stories were full of excitement and emotions and characters that entertained and often inspired. Stories made sense. I read any stories that came my way, in any form--Sunday School mimeo sheeted Bible stories, folk and fairy tales, myths, Mrs. Piggy-Winkle, Brenda Starr and Mary Worth, Honey Bunch Morton--but never newspapers and magazines. Those weren't stories and, being real, were often scary, and things were sc ...
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Molly Alexander Darden: What the 'N-Word' Means to Me
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As I watched Don Lemon's program, "The N-Word," Monday evening, I was tremendously moved, and so glad I watched. You see, as a woman born in Birmingham, AL in the early '40s, I've been thoroughly enmeshed all my life with black culture all my life, in good ways and bad. It was important for me to watch and listen carefully as Lemon and his panelists Wynton Marsalis, LeVar Burton, Tim Wise, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, and others shared their experiences with the word because, as they spoke movingly with passion but not heat, they led to the beginning of racial conversations we should have separately and together in order to acknowledge our joint heritage, try to understand each other, and move forward together. It's clear from the attention we've given to the Paula Deen and Trayvon Martin issues that America does care about race and, until now, we haven't talked so productively about it. I think it's time though because, together, we have so much to offer in providing a coh ...
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Michele Weldon: I Love Lois: A Journalist's Thank You Note
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Forget the Man Of Steel. Krypton Shrypton. The Woman of Words is who I have always wanted to emulate. I love Lois Lane. Sixty five years after the Daily Planet reporter was created for DC Comics, this latest $250 million movie iteration of Lois Lane is the only reason I would go see this building-burning, Metropolis-seizing Man of Steel. Amy Adams is the perfect 2013 version; she's the right combination of confident and competent without any sleaze. It is likely because of Lois Lane that I do what I do. On Saturdays in the '60s I watched The Adventures of Superman in black and white reruns on TV and was mesmerized by Lois Lane (played by the sassy Noel Niell) with her back talk and form-fitting, belted suits, most often with coordinating hats. She took no gruff from Clark Kent or the idiotic, snivelling Jimmy and stood up to Perry White, her editor boss. She was never overtly sexual or flirtacious, but always capable. Apparently based on real journalist Nellie B ...
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Lea Lane: Al Neuharth: My Mentor, 55 Years Ago
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
After a week of blazing headlines, the death of Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former CEO of Gannett Company, was lost in the back pages. But it wasn't lost on me. I've followed his long and successful career with special interest, because years ago, when he was a young man and I was 17, he was my mentor. In 1959, Neuharth was assistant managing editor of the Miami Herald and I was editor of Miami Beach High's Beachcomber, which had just won an award from the Columbia school of journalism. Along with dozens of other high school editors, I was taking part in a contest sponsored by the Herald to find "Dade County's Best High School Journalist." The winner would accompany a reporter to Detroit, at the unveiling of a new Ford model (now long discontinued; I forgot its name), and write about it for the paper. So one Saturday our high-school group wrote articles, and took tests on current events. And then we were interviewed by Mr. Neuharth, who was both tough an ...
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Ariel Gonzalez: Farewell, Lady Phoenix: My Interview With Nora Ephron
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On Nov. 15, 2010, Nora Ephron read from her essay collection, I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, to a packed audience at the Miami Book Fair. Earlier that day, I interviewed her for Topical Currents, a program on WLRN, South Florida's NPR affiliate. In our too-short time together, we reviewed her eventful life and career. Dressed in her customary black, she looked witchily beguiling -- and surprisingly frail. I suspected something was amiss but didn't ask. Nothing else suggested weakness. The moment she sat down in the studio, she started giving me and my producer directions. Not unexpected; I'd heard she was a little bossy. But her soft-voiced charm quickly won us over. She was a lady, in the non-ideological sense of the word, tough yet dignified, more Alice Roosevelt Longworth than Dorothy Parker, the despairing wisecracker she was often compared to. Gore Vidal once praised his nemesis, Norman Mailer, for his willingness to experiment with different forms, to "re- ...
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Re: A Pulitzer for Mary Schmich
Chicago Reader - almost 5 years
To Brenda Starr — please accept my “superficial cheer for the hometeam” — congrats! To Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times & Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times — you got robbed. Posted by DeBartolo
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Comics convention swoops into Stamford - Stamford Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
... the late Wilton resident and "Superman" artist; and Frank McLaughlin, a Stratford-raised illustrator who has drawn everything from "Wonder Woman" and "Green Lantern" to the "Brenda Starr, Reporter" and "The Heart of Juliet Jones" comic strips
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
(Born 1940) Her credits include the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever" and the television shows "Brenda Starr" and "Burke's Law." Singer Ian Gillan is 66. (Born 1945) He was a member of the groups Deep Purple and Black Sabbath
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UConn Stamford hosts comic art exhibition - Danbury News Times
Google News - over 5 years
... the Harlem-raised Stamford artist who created "Curtis"; and Frank McLaughlin, a Stratford-raised illustrator who has drawn everything from Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to the "Brenda Starr, Reporter" and "The Heart of Juliet Jones" comic strips
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Clean up your @&%$)# comic strip - Baltimore Sun
Google News - over 5 years
I can rattle off many that are adult-oriented: Brenda Starr, Apartment 3-G, Shoe, Broom Hilda, Andy Capp, The Lockhorns, Family Circus, Prince Valiant, Mark Trail, For Better and For Worse, Calvin and Hobbes, Ziggy, Cathy, Bloom County/Outland,
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Include this element in school curriculums - Hometownlife.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sometimes I think I became a journalist, because I couldn't wait for the comics every Sunday to read “Brenda Starr, Reporter.” Sadly, the last strip was published in January. But a good imagination takes more than comics. Kids need a chance to write
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What makes a great illustration - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
And obviously, so have many other women, if you look at the large readership of artists like Nell Brinkley and Brenda Starr's Dale Messick. And in the case of younger readers, at all the girls who loved Katy Keene. There probably are still some women
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Would they blame Brenda Starr, too? - Boston Globe (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
If Brenda Starr, the intrepid reporter in the comic strips, had been raped on the job, readers would have written to the cartoonists and newspaper editors to say, "She asked for it." No doubt, the onslaught of criticism would have flooded the airwaves
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Pro figure champion Bren Lauver - winning with attitude - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
She was affectionately known as Brenda “Starr” at the University of Rochester where she was one of the only women on campus who was lifting weights – or would admit to it anyway. “I was on the track team in high school and we never used starting blocks
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"Who is the Journalist?" exhibit at Northwestern University Library - Time Out Chicago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
By Ghiglione's definition, there's room for everyone from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Perez Hilton and Julian Assange in the world of journalism (and even a place for such inspiring “fantasy journalists” as Clark Kent and Brenda Starr)
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Tízezer szárma kerül az óriásbográcsba - Magyar Szó
Google News - over 5 years
Chicagóban megjelent a "Brenda Starr", az első képregénysorozat amit nő írt és nő volt a főhőse. Megszületett Springfield-ben Kathleen Turner amerikai színésznő. Ismertebb filmjei: A rózsák háborúja; Holdfény és Valentino; Két és fél kém;
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Ez történt június 19-én - MonitorMagazin
Google News - over 5 years
Chicagóban megjelent a “Brenda Starr”, az első képregénysorozat amit nő írt és nő volt a főhőse. Megszületett Kathleen Turner amerikai színésznő (A rózsák háborúja; A smaragd románca). Megszületett Blaise Pascal francia filozófus, matematikus és
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The orchid in the cotton field - Birmingham Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Trouble was, in 1940, the only girl reporter on most newspaper staffs was Brenda Starr (a pop culture reference that only people of Mrs. Windham's vintage may get). The young college grad had to struggle to gain respect from her male peers,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brenda K. Starr
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    The lead single from her seventh album, Atrevete a Olvidarme, titled "Tu Eres," earned her a nomination from the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2006. Starr is married to Chris Petrone, and has a daughter, Gianna Isabella, who made it to the top 10 of American Idol in its 15th and final season in 2016.
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  • 1998
    Age 31
    In 1998, Mariah Carey covered the song as a tribute to her "mentrix;" Carey's version peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
    More Details Hide Details Starr's album also contained the club/dance smash "What You See is What You Get." The album peaked at No. 58 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Starr has had two top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "I Still Believe" (which peaked at #13) and "What You See is What You Get" (which peaked at No. 24 and at No. 6 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play. Two of Starr's songs have been included on motion-picture soundtracks; "Sweet Surrender" was included in the soundtrack for the 1988 teen film License to Drive, starring Corey Haim, and "Sata" was on the soundtrack for the 1990 film Lambada. During the late 1980s, Mariah Carey sang background vocals for Starr, and Starr helped Carey secure a recording contract by giving a demo tape of hers to Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party. But by 1991, Carey had become Sony/Columbia's star attraction, which caused Starr's career to shrink in terms of commercial success. After being dropped from Sony/Columbia Records for lackluster sales of her third album, By Heart, Starr worked odd jobs to support herself and her family for several years, including one at a shopping mall in New Jersey.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 20
    Starr's eponymous sophomore LP, which she released in 1987 on the MCA Records label before it became part of the present-day Universal Music Group, included what is considered her signature song, the power ballad "I Still Believe," which peaked at No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Starr's first and only top 20 single on the Hot 100.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 17
    In the early 1980s, through a chance meeting with Harry Belafonte, Starr landed a role in his 1984 hip hop film, Beat Street; she appeared in it, as herself, as a singer at an open-microphone audition.
    More Details Hide Details Starr's appearance in the movie garnered attention, leading to a recording contract on Mirage Records, through Arthur Baker, who enlisted the help of two production teams (Lotti Golden and Richard Scher, and Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers) to complete Starr's debut album, I Want Your Love. The lead single, "Pickin' Up Pieces", written by Arthur Baker and Lotti Golden, was a local club sensation and national hit, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts and on the Maxi Singles Chart. "Pickin' Up Pieces" also cracked the R&B Hip Hop Billboard Charts. By the late 1980s Brenda was the undisputed queen of freestyle and house music.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on October 15, 1966.
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