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“I remember Audra McDonald, coming back stage and saying “make sure when you warm up…” and I remember her putting her hands around my diaphragm and saying I want you to take a deep breath in and she would teach me how to extend my diaphragm and tell me what scales to do. Peter Friedman taught me about being on time, and being ready for your cue and how to behave on stage. And Marin taught me how to have fun and she taught me how to laugh and to not be so hard on yourself. All those little things were my lessons and I got them without taking singing lessons, acting lessons – those were my teachers and I owe everything to them. That was Ragtime for me.”
-Lea Michele.

(Source: the-sarfati)

leamichelebdayproject:

Lea Michele Broadway Debut Spring Awakening Giveaway
You can donate over at our page on Broadway Cares, Any amount donated will earn you a chance to win this Spring Awakening set. We’ll have this chance to win open until April 20th. Please include your Twitter/Tumblr name in the “Comments” section of the donation form so we know how to refer to you if you win (or let us know if you have neither). Good luck!
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leamichelebdayproject:

Lea Michele Broadway Debut Spring Awakening Giveaway
You can donate over at our page on Broadway Cares, Any amount donated will earn you a chance to win this Spring Awakening set. We’ll have this chance to win open until April 20th. Please include your Twitter/Tumblr name in the “Comments” section of the donation form so we know how to refer to you if you win (or let us know if you have neither). Good luck!
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leamichelebdayproject:

Lea Michele Broadway Debut Spring Awakening Giveaway
You can donate over at our page on Broadway Cares, Any amount donated will earn you a chance to win this Spring Awakening set. We’ll have this chance to win open until April 20th. Please include your Twitter/Tumblr name in the “Comments” section of the donation form so we know how to refer to you if you win (or let us know if you have neither). Good luck!
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leamichelebdayproject:

Lea Michele Broadway Debut Spring Awakening Giveaway

You can donate over at our page on Broadway Cares, Any amount donated will earn you a chance to win this Spring Awakening set. We’ll have this chance to win open until April 20th. Please include your Twitter/Tumblr name in the “Comments” section of the donation form so we know how to refer to you if you win (or let us know if you have neither). Good luck!

Lea Michele Broadway Debut Spring Awakening Giveaway

leamichelebdayproject:

We at the Lea Michele Birthday Project are excited to announce a giveaway to honor the occasion of Lea Michele’s Broadway debut! On April 6th, 1995, at the age of 8 years old, Lea debuted as Young Cosette in Les Miserables. To celebrate this, we are hosting a giveaway celebrating her Broadway achievement. Lea is perhaps best known for her role in Spring Awakening as Wendla Bergmann, so we will be giving away a Spring Awakening brochure and CD! 

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You can donate over at our page on Broadway Cares, the organization for which we are raising money. Broadway Cares raises money for AIDS research, and Lea Michele is a big supporter. Any amount donated will earn you a chance to win this Spring Awakening set. We’ll have this chance to win open until April 20th. Please include your Twitter/Tumblr name in the “Comments” section of the donation form so we know how to refer to you if you win (or let us know if you have neither). Good luck!
yeslikethefuckinmermaid:

newsweek:

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Janette Simon has four chicken legs and five kids to feed. Her freezer is bare.
And her latest trip to the food pantry yielded little else for dinner this night: a bag of day-old croissants, a box of Corn Flakes, and some canned goods.
She slathers barbecue sauce on the chicken, slides the pan in the oven, and begins her nightly ritual of distracting her five children from hunger. The 44-year-old single mother often skips dinner herself. She hides Ramen noodle packets in her closet to ration food.
She tells her two youngest kids to play outside “so they ain’t thinking about eating.” “That’s what I have to worry about,” she says. “I gotta look at these kids with their sad faces and no food.”
On the 13th of every month, she has counted on seeing a $600 payment on her food-stamp debit card. But now, that payment is a month late. Simon and thousands like her in North Carolina had enough to worry about before a computer glitch began to fray this basic part of the social safety net. Last July, government computers across the state repeatedly crashed, preventing caseworkers from processing food stamp applications and recertifications for weeks.
Eight months later, North Carolina officials are still scrambling to clear the resulting backlog.
How A Government Computer Glitch Forced Thousands Of Families To Go Hungry

so messed up.
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yeslikethefuckinmermaid:

newsweek:

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Janette Simon has four chicken legs and five kids to feed. Her freezer is bare.

And her latest trip to the food pantry yielded little else for dinner this night: a bag of day-old croissants, a box of Corn Flakes, and some canned goods.

She slathers barbecue sauce on the chicken, slides the pan in the oven, and begins her nightly ritual of distracting her five children from hunger. The 44-year-old single mother often skips dinner herself. She hides Ramen noodle packets in her closet to ration food.

She tells her two youngest kids to play outside “so they ain’t thinking about eating.” “That’s what I have to worry about,” she says. “I gotta look at these kids with their sad faces and no food.”

On the 13th of every month, she has counted on seeing a $600 payment on her food-stamp debit card. But now, that payment is a month late. Simon and thousands like her in North Carolina had enough to worry about before a computer glitch began to fray this basic part of the social safety net. Last July, government computers across the state repeatedly crashed, preventing caseworkers from processing food stamp applications and recertifications for weeks.

Eight months later, North Carolina officials are still scrambling to clear the resulting backlog.

How A Government Computer Glitch Forced Thousands Of Families To Go Hungry

so messed up.

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