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Laura Back on the Radio August 29th:

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ABOUT DR. LAURA BRODIAN FREAS

Doctor Laura Brodian Freas was a voiceover artist and classical music personality on radio station KMZT in Los Angeles and was also the voice of Delta Symphony and Delta Jazz for Delta Airlines. 

A past President of the Southern California Early Music Society, she earned a doctoral degree in Music, but also attended art classes at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts and at the California Art Institute. 

Her cover and interior artwork have been published by, among others, TSR, The Easton Press, Analog Magazine of Science Fiction/Fact, Weird Tales, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine. Laura was a co-recipient [with Frank Kelly Freas] of The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists [ASFA]'s Chesley Award for Best Cover of the Year. Laura has also served as ASFA's Western Regional Director. Laura is a Judge in the L. Ron Hubbard “Illustrators of the Future Contest.” 

One of her passions is costuming. She is a former Director-at-Large of Costumer's Guild West and a WesterCon Masquerade winner and a WorldCon Masquerade Judge. She also founded the Collinsport Players performing troupe when she was the MC at the first annual Dark Shadows Festival.

Another of her passions is English Regency Dancing, which she also teaches. Laura founded the San Francisco Bay Area English Regency Society and the San Fernando Valley Area English Regency Society. 

A member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Laura is the widow of science fiction's favorite illustrator, Frank Kelly Freas, with whom she co-edited the fourth volume of his collected works, FRANK KELLY FREAS: AS HE SEES IT in 2000. A new comprehensive Kelly Freas artbook is in development with artist Bob Eggleton. In 2012 she married schoolteacher Steven Beraha.

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