Artist of the day: Angela Dittmar
Christian singer-songwriter Angela Dittmar of Spring Hill has written almost 200 Christian songs, which she performs for free at area ministries, such as the Acts Community Resource Center in Hudson every second Saturday and at Aglow meetings and at local coffeehouses. Last month, she was the guest speaker/singer at a women's conference at House of Faith, a church in Hudson.
Dittmar performs as a paid entertainer at several area retirement and assisted living facilities. While the songs she sings there are largely familiar, nostalgic songs written by composers from the '20s through the '50s, Dittmar ends her performance by asking residents if they would like to hear some of her songs.
"I tell the residents I am a songwriter and I write songs about the God I know is real and the God that I know really loves them," Dittmar said. "I ask if they would like to hear such a song, and they always say yes, and I sing."
Among her many upcoming gigs: A performance at 10:45 a.m. Sundayat the Bridge Christian Life Church, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. For more on Angela Dittmar, click here for Gail Hollenbeck's story.