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MACY Awards Co-Founder Lee Childress Dies at Age 95

MACY Awards Co-Founder Lee Childress Dies at Age 95

Lee Childress, who with her husband John co-founded the coveted Music Arts Commendation for Youth Awards known as MACYs, died on Sept. 21 at Mission Hospital. She was an inspiration and role model for high school students, visiting at least three musical theater productions throughout Orange County per week. She dispensed encouragement, advice and plenty […]

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Drama Students Win at MACY’s

Drama Students Win at MACY’s

 Laguna Beach High School’s two musicals received 24 individual awards and captured the overall recognition of excellence prize “Le Theatre Libre” at the 41st Annual Childress MACY Awards last Sunday. In addition, the school’s production of a scene from “Footloose,” won the “Performance of the Day” award, beating out 16 other schools invited to perform. […]