My New York City High School of Performing Arts (FAME) Yearbook and what I found

I had a recent reunion with my P.A. High School Math teacher. video footage added!

Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten)

I wonder how many P.A. grads still have the emblematic school pin? I just recovered mine among other memorabilia contained in a big cardboard box sent from New York City.

And as I perused various Dance, Music and Drama Programs, I looked for names that might be in bright lights in each field.

For starters, I remembered Anna Horsford of Amen TV sitcom fame who cracked classmates up every time she opened her mouth. One wondered if her self-style form of comedy reflected the culture of Harlem, because it flowed effortlessly as if generations of African Americans needed humor to survive discrimination and poverty.

Here’s her pic straight out of the Yearbook. Notice her quote: “What was it? Did you call me by my name?”

That’s exactly what Anna would say, especially if called upon to read one of her essays in English class. We were all in stitches.


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