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The other sides of Alex Cohen and Howard Blume

alex-cohen-12-grab.jpgBefore KPCC's Alex Cohen was the co-host of "Take Two," before she was an NPR voice, and before even she was a Derby Doll, she was a 12-year-old game show contestant from LA's tony Mirman School. She found this clip on YouTube and posted it on Facebook this week. "If this doesn't land me an interview with Jason Bateman, i'm not sure what will," Cohen quips. She comes in to the video about two minutes in, after Bateman. Nice to see game show host and former Northridge neighbor Tom Kennedy again.

howardtapfinal.jpgAlso noteworthy, Los Angeles Times reporter and KPFK host Howard Blume has a sideline as a tap dancing teacher. His students are giving a first performance this Saturday at the Bootleg Theater on Beverly Boulevard. "The show includes magic, some modern dance and a brief Q & A about tap dancing. Guest artists include tapper M'saada Nia, dancer/percussionist Jocelyn Reyes, Dyan Lopez of Elite Dance Studio and magician Gary O’Brien," the announcement says. "A special feature will be the premiere of a dance suite to the jazz music of David Blume, Howard’s father. Howard discovered these fabulous, unreleased recordings after his father’s death." Dave Blume was also a longtime editor at the LA Times.

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