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'Champagne Pam' Wins Award

The Our Lady of Victory (OLV) 1987 alumna Pamela “Champagne Pam” Lewis is a singer, songwriter, and performer, with a sultry, silky cabaret style. Her passion for performing and music traces back to her earliest memories. In 2010, Lewis began writing and performing her own cabaret shows in Manhattan. “That endeavor has led me to win the “Best Female Singer” award from Broadway World for her current show, Daddy’s Little Girl.

Lewis offers an entertaining inventory of song and story as she checks off the list of a life well lived and loved. Bubbling with a spectrum of sound from contemporary music to jazz, this show is intended to pop with music lovers everywhere and of course, the cabaret devotee.

Under the direction of the award-winning Susan Winter, Lewis will be accompanied by a full band including guitarist husband John Hurley.

Born and raised in Floral Park, Lewis’ passion for performing and music traces back to age five when she gave an impromptu performance for a crowd of 200. In recent years, Pamela has been featured in a range of venues and performances, including music, comedy and acting – both improvisational and scripted.  In addition to the singer/songwriter duo with her husband, Lewis fronts a 10-piece orchestra for hire.

Lewis performs Daddy’s Little Girl again on Saturday, March 8 at Don’t Tell Mama, at 343 West 46th St. in New York City. Show time is 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 with a two beverage minimum. Cash only. Reservations are required, call 212-757-0758. Mention “Floral Park” for a special $5 discount. Visit www.champagnepam.com for more information.

News

On June 6, 1944, the Americans and the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, with 150,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships, and 11,000 aircraft in a titanic battle to breach Hitler’s fortified Atlantic Wall. Operation Overlord was the largest invasion in world history; the forces of democracy and freedom were in a fight to the finish against powerful totalitarian regimes and their ideologies. The invasion drew upon all the physical, spiritual, material, and human resources of our great nation. Brave, young Americans overcame daunting odds as they fought their way across Utah and Omaha beaches. These boys, doing the deeds of men, that day changed the course of history.

At the intersection of Carnation and Tulip avenues, passersby might have noticed the erected scaffolding attached to Centennial Hall. According to village officials the building, because of its age and its need for some repair and maintenance, is being examined and evaluated. The monumental columns, that support the front of the building, are deteriorating.

The building was sold by the Freemasons organization to the village more than 10 years ago. It presently serves as the Floral Park Historical Society Museum, a community meeting place, and storage. It has been used as a donation collection site for the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior’s annual event and as the Friends of the Library annual book sale.

The inspection is in progress. The village plans to have more information available as the results are reported.


Calendar

Andy Cooney

Friday, August 22

Town STOP

Saturday, August 23

Sewanhaka Central Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, August 26



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