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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: May 5th, 2014

From left, Spectrum members Cushney Roberts, Pierre Jovan, David Prescott and Darryl Grant.

The rainy skies cleared just in time for showtime on Saturday. And “I’ve got Sunshine on a Rainy Day” – lyrics from “My Girl” by the Temptations seemed appropriate for the day.

We were in the sold-out crowd when the Erie Philharmonic ended its 100th year with a solid-gold Pops evening on Saturday when the Phil hosted Spectrum.  The music served up The Platters, Temptations, Righteous Brothers and more in a memorable event at the Warner Theatre.

The tribute to Motown started off with another tribute. Wally Faas, of WQLN-FM took over the baton from Maestro Daniel Meyer to direct the “Olympic Fanfare“– a personal favorite of Faas.

Faas quickly switched from tux to Seawolves jersey – a nod to the fact that he is the new announcer for the team as he will soon retire from 19 years as the iconic host of “Classics with Wally Faas” on WQLN — something he has done weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The evening was a blast. We started off with a cocktail party hosted by Sandra Jarecki and Howard Hanna Real Estate in the community room of First Niagara Bank adjacent to the Warner. We ended it at the Tap House with Jim and Cheryl Martin and Emma Lee McCloskey and George Spiegel — we found each other at the concert along with hundreds of other friends. Congrats to the Phil on a great 100th year and a grand finale to close it out.

Visit www.eriephil.org. for more info on next season. To read more about Spectrum, visit www.spectrumsings.com.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to two. 

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Posted: November 7th, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to supporters after declaring victory over challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., in the Missouri Senate race Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

We’ve come a long way.

Thanks to Lisa Gensheimer, president of Main Street Media, and Kim Young, journalism instructor at Penn State University, Behrend College and public affairs program host at  WQLN-FM radio, for calling my attention to all the women who won public office Nov. 6. Women candidates rolled in Senate races.

In Missouri, Democrat  Claire McCaskill, in an AP photo, defeated Republican Todd Akin, notorious for using the term “legitimate” rape.

In Massachusetts, Democrat and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, in an AP picture with her husband, defeated Scott Brown.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, center, waves to the crowd with her husband Bruce Mann, left, during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston after Warren defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin won against Tommy Thompson. She will be the first openly gay member of the Senate.

In Nebraska, Republican Deb Fischer beat former governor Bob Kerrey.

In North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp holds a narrow lead over Republican Rick Berg in a race that will probably have a recount.

In Indiana, Republican Richard Mourdock, notorious for his comments on rape, lost the Senate race.

There are many more women who won races, but these caught our attention. Congratulations to all the women who had the courage to run for public office.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle,  Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.



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