Big Girls Do Cry: An Interview with Frankie Valli’s Former Flame

April Kirkwood Big Girls Do Cry

There’s something to be written about being the former flame of a massive musical star- for over three decades! April Kirkwood’s new book, Big Girls Do Cry, offers insight to her life with superstar Frankie Valli, how she learned from her past, and what she loves about her present. Ask April Kirkwood about singer Frankie Valli and she won’t bat an eyelash in telling you she still loves him. And when she said it, I was honestly shocked. Why? When Mr. Locke and I headed to the Youngstown Country Club…

Teenspiration: A Chat with Art Superstar Autumn de Forest

Autumn de Forest and The Kid

Picasso. Andy Warhol. Dal√≠. Start rattling off those names and you’ll form a list of the most famous modern artists of our times. Add the name Autumn de Forest as well. The 14-year old contemporary art star has been given accolades by The Vatican and Disney– and The Kid had the pleasure of chatting with her on a recent visit to Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Five questions and tons of laughs later, here’s what she learned about de Forest-¬†including who she’s taken inspiration from, what her…