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The Current | Sep 3, 2012 | 12:40

Farewell to the Voice

The Voice, our Baritone Buddy, is a man of box-office-buzz in his parallel life an actor. He can terrify you or pull you into the not-so-Merry Old Land of Oz. He has set the tone for our voice at The Current for ten years and before he walks off - not into the sunset but onto another movie set, we've got an Exit Interview.

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