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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: A Dazzling Conversation

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.

How A Night Of Ballroom Dancing Bruised More Than Just My Ego

Cathy Sikorski | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Cathy Sikorski

Last weekend my husband and I went to two dinner dances. We love to dance. In fact, we took three different ballroom dancing classes this year. Since ballroom dancing is one of the top five things you can do to stave off dementia, we figured a thrown hip or knee was a better choice than Alzheimer's.

Psst! Look Who's Sitting At That Table!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're at a crowded restaurant on the Upper West Side waiting to be seated when I spot a familiar-looking man at a table near the front. It hits me w...

How The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies High-Kicked My Sobriety

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It was the first time that I didn't think about having -- or not having -- a drink. I lost myself in the joy of that matinee performance and the exuberance of the performers who were happy to be alive despite -- or because of -- the years of baggage behind them.

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

First Nighter: Holland Taylor as Ann Richards in Ann a Landslide Vote-Getter

David Finkle | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Talking about her demanding and usually disapproving mother, Holland Taylor's Ann Richards remembers the old dame saying, "If we rest, we rust." Well, Richards fans and those who should be, there's no resting and no rusting here.

Ginger Rogers' Blings It Out

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Ginger Rogers, best known for dancing alongside Fred Astaire, is one of classic Hollywood's most beautiful stars. In this photo below from 1936, Roger...

First Nighter: Betty Buckley Goes for Men in a Big-Hearted Feinstein's at Loews Regency Way

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

As one of Broadway's absolute best singing actors, Buckley is used to having previews to work out what she's doing before tough-minded commentators descend. Unfortunately, that's not the cabaret case.

Happy 100th Birthday, Ginger Rogers!

Danny Miller | Posted 09.15.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller

How is it possible that today would have been the 100th birthday of eternally youthful Ginger Rogers? I met her only once in the flesh -- at a sc...

40.5 Things to Do in L.A. Without Your Car

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

With the 405 shutting down, I find myself excited for my upcoming Westside staycation. City officials may encourage us to leave, but this list of the amazing things we can do locally illustrates just how great being a Westsider is.

Fame and Death in April

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

If you go to The New York Times' obituary page, you will see the list of deaths of famous people who died in any given month and were written about in...

Ginger Rogers, Competency, and Women

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Birute Regine

The moral of the story? Don't marginalize a sister and don't let her marginalize you.

The Drama of Hot Dogs

Matthew Jacob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Jacob

In a country that cut its ties to the British monarchy 234 years ago, it's fitting that a food as unpretentious as the hot dog has inspired such drama and devotion. It's worth remembering some examples.

PHOTOS: Original Ginger Rogers' Laurel Canyon Home On Market For $2.39 Million

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Westside Estate Agency: Ginger Rogers' custom-made home, built for her and husband Lew Ayres in 1927, is up for grabs. The home sits atop Laurel C...

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.

Haiti and Cuba: Dodo Birds of a Feather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Why is it so important to the great leaders of the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions that Obama's campaign message of joyous reconciliation be converted to an elegy of disillusionment?

Summer Reading on a Sunny (Doris) Day: David Kaufman's The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door Part I

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

There are certain actors we encounter as children having grown up on classic film who have a profound impact on us, and no one knows this better than David Kaufman, author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door.

Backwards, in High Heels

Susan Brison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Brison

Don't be fooled: we've seen before that the first women to be let into bastions of male power can serve to reinforce existing gender norms and make things even harder for those who'd follow.