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The Musician Who Lost His Jaw and Found His Voice

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   November 19th, 2010 · No Disqus Comments · People

If you want to be inspired beyond your wildest imagination, you must go check out Charlie Lustman and his one-man operetta “Made Me Nuclear” on December 19th at the Historic Iao Theatre in Wailuku. The event, which benefits the Pacific Cancer Foundation, tells the story of Lustman, a professional singer and composer who lost his jaw after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

Charlie Lustman

Charlie Lustman is Nuclear

Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Lustman had an established career in the music and entertainment business. He was the Musical Director for ABC’s The Mike and Maty Show. He became a popular recording artist in Denmark. He also owned and operated The Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood, the last remaining silent movie theatre in the world.

Lustman’s cancer diagnosis meant that his jaw would need to be removed and he was told he would never sing again. He was delivered this news just as his wife was soon to be giving birth to their second child.

Never giving up hope, Lustman underwent his physical transformation and healing with tremendous determination. Fortunately, he was able to beat cancer and learn to sing again with the help of a prosthetic jaw. Perhaps the biggest gift of all was discovering his musical talents could be used to reach others who have been diagnosed with cancer and inspire them to never give up hope.

Lustman created his operetta “Made Me Nuclear” and has been touring the country ever since visiting cancer centers and theatres and getting rave reviews. The San Francisco Chronicle stated, “Now that’s cancertainment!”

For more information on Charlie Lustman and to purchase tickets to “Made Me Nuclear” go to www.mademenuclear.com.

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