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Allee Willis – Songwriter / Multi-media creator / Queen Of Kitsch

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Kitsch Queen and multi-media creator Allee Willis was a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with over 500 covers including Earth Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” and “September,” Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters and “I’ll Be There for You,” from Friends. With the Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning musical, The Color Purple, she added Broadway to her monumental credits.She left us in December 2019, but her indomitable spirit lives on in her songs, in our hearts, and in this encore episode.

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Evan Bogart

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John Kurlander

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Starr Parodi

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Sam Hollander

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In Studio With Christophe Beck

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Christophe Beck

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In Memoriam – Ed Cherney

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Carl Thiel

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Danny Kortchmar

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