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Remembering the Carpenters: A My Music Presentation and Paul Williams Interview, Plus a Christmas Chat with Plácido Domingo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The TV presentation and DVD Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters is a poignant musical portrait of Richard Carpenter and his late sister, Karen that airs on Public Television stations nationwide this Saturday, December 5th, with encore telecasts throughout the month.

Groucho Marx Returns to Seattle, Frank Ferrante Brings His Amazing One-Man Show to ACT

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

I have been a big Marx Brothers fan since I first watched Groucho working his magic on TV's "You Bet Your Life." I always wanted to meet the man himself, but unlike Frank Ferrante, I never got the opportunity.

Marx Madness Descends on Rancho Mirage

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

There's more news about the landmark anniversary of the first U.S. stage performance by a group whose genius and significance is impossible to exagger...

Harpo Marx and Roger Federer: An Awesome Match-Up

David Kersh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
David Kersh

Like Federer's kinetic beauty there is comedic beauty, and Harpo is at the front, leading the way.

Harpo Marx's Holy Harp

David Kersh | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
David Kersh

Somewhere, most likely in Wikipedia, we discovered that Harpo had gifted his famous harp to the state of Israel; this seemed a bit surprising, for after reading his autobiography, he came across as more of a country club nudist than a Zionist.

Favorite Video Clips from I Love Lucy

Posted 10.05.2011 | Women

She would have turned 100 today. So what was it that made I Love Lucy so historically good? Was it because the plots were thoroughly preposterous?...

Why Lucy Still Makes Us Laugh

Posted 10.05.2011 | Women

In the nine years she reigned as America's most beloved housewife-mother-troublemaker-nutcase, actress-comedian Lucille Ball easily proved that even t...

Hello, The Marx Brothers Must Be Coming

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

My passion for the absurd may derive from early childhood exposure to my mom's twisted song parodies. My fave was "I've Got the World on a String," in...

From Moscow to Montclair to Lawn Maintenance

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Looking back, there were clues I didn't take seriously enough. Were they Russian spies? Or a couple that revolutionized yardwork?