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STR8 OUTTA ARDMORE: Local Boy Makes Good

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PHILLY.COM: Ardmore native and Friends Central grad Benj Pasek took home the Academy Award for Best Song for “City of Stars” from La La Land. He, along with co-writer Justin Hurwitz (who also won for Best Score) and Justin Paul, were actually nominated twice in the category; the other nod went to “Audition.” […] “I want to thank my mom who is my date tonight. She let me quit the JCC soccer league to be in a musical. This is dedicated to all the kids who sing in the rain and all the moms who let them,” Pasek said while accepting the award. MORE

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