Ronnie Milsap talks with Mary Ann Cooper about his passion for his music and his family
Country And R&B legend Ronnie Milsap was born blind and into extreme poverty in the Appalachian town of Robbinsville, North Carolina. Unwilling to accept her newborn’s blindness, Ronnie’s mother gave him to his grandparents to raise when he was [...]
Published in GRAND Magazine Issue 19 Nov/Dec 2007 pp 46-51
Born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor on July 12, 1951, the actress who would be known as Cheryl Ladd was raised in Huron, South Dakota, dreaming of a career in show business. She spent her childhood focused on singing, dancing, acting-and moving on. “My mother says [...]
Scott Hart, Executive Director of Mooseheart Child City & School, explains why Mooseheart is such a special place.
What is Mooseheart?
Mooseheart is both a community and a school, and it cares for children whose families are unable, for whatever reason, to do so. We provide the nurturing home, spiritual development and solid education they [...]
Novelist Nora Roberts celebrates another kind of love: for family, for community and for grandchildren.
Like some preternatural beast clawing its way from the womb, [the fire] burst to life with a cackle that rose to a roar. And changed everything in one magnificent instant.”
Three years after Nora Roberts wrote-in Blue Smoke-of a fictional [...]
Mega talented Rita Moreno tells Mary Ann Cooper, “I keep thinking I can’t possibly love any more than I do now, and I do.”
Little Rosita Dolores Alverio, who would as Rita Moreno later take Broadway and Hollywood by storm playing “Anita” in West Side Story, was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and moved to [...]
Ramón Estévez was baptized moments after having his left shoulder crushed by forceps during his delivery. He was supposed to die, but Ramón, who would later be known as actor and social activist Martin Sheen, survived and thrived. As a younger man he developed a hunger to a find deeper meaning in his life. But [...]
When the readers of GRAND Magazine voted General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), one of the sexiest celebrity grandparents in America, we had no idea that this distinction would make its way into the General’s remarks on the lecture circuit. But after speaking to this remarkable grand, we’ve come to realize how proud he is [...]