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Astoria Characters: The Lawyer and the Singer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the sofa. She's not singing, merely speaking softly, but her sultry voice relegates the famous one on the CD to deep background.

From Eagles to Jersey Boys: Interviews With Irving Azoff and Bob Gaudio, Plus a John Mark Nelson Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The current "History of the Eagles'" tour -- via music and anecdotes -- traces the various chapters of this important American band, journaling its climb from salad days to huge international success.

74-Year-Old Singer Overcomes His Stutter, And Wows 'America's Got Talent' Judges With His Performance

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

Frank Dmitri can teach you a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. The 74-year-old recently took the stage on "America's Got Talent," and earned...

Life Happens to Candi Staton

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Witness Candi Staton as heard on her latest album Life Happens (Beracah Records). Her overall influence on popular music is incalculable. The artist who Frank Sinatra referred to as "the only true genius in show business" once bestowed upon Ms. Staton the title of "Female Ray Charles" a few decades ago.

Get Me: Guitarist Joe Beck Leaves a Shining Legacy

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If Joe Beck somehow had the desire, the dream to leave one last recorded legacy of what this music really meant to him, then surely the brilliantly recorded Get Me is a wonderfully realized dream.

Conversations with Colbie Caillat, Diane Schuur, Morgan James and Wendy Colonna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Colbie Caillat: "I love vinyl. My parents raised us listening to that, with the importance of how music sounds, and the quality and everything. So yes, I have a record player and I love listening to it."

Bill Stadiem's "JET SET" is a Nostalgic, Scandalous, Fun Read!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos from the publisher I am just old enough to remember when travel was fun. And easy. And inexpensive. I'm t...

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

'Frank and Ava' Is a Sensational Love Story, Remembered Today on the 16th Anniversary of His Death

Jay Weston | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As I said, it will make a terrific feature film, or cable movie. Yes, no one may ever create the same magic of these two incandescent stars... but it will be fun to see it tried.

Debby Boone's Embarrassing Frank Sinatra Moment

OWN | Posted 05.14.2014 | OWN

As the daughter of entertainer Pat Boone, Debby Boone grew up around some of Hollywood's biggest stars -- including the legendary Frank Sinatra. But i...

Remembering Frank Sinatra, Who Died 16 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.14.2014 | Celebrity

On May 14, 1998, the world lost a music legend. Rat Pack member Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack at the age of 82. Beginning his musical caree...

Bob Dylan Gives Us an Early Gift

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Is Dylan's new track from a forthcoming album? A good guess. The single is a cover, and is almost Dylan's age, written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 and most notably recorded, that year, by Frank Sinatra.

"The Blonde": A Talk With Anna Godbersen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.

Maurice Hines in LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment
Hoyt Hilsman

After more than sixty years in show business, Hines still has the juice, performing great standards from Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many others.

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.

20 Years Later, Memories of Frank Sinatra in Concert

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

With each passing year, it seems more and more implausible that I actually saw the man sing in person -- that I was in the same room with him, even if 5,000 other people were there too.

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

An Oak Ridge Boy and a Carter Girl: Conversations With Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus a George Michael Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?

A Conversation with Mario Frangoulis: International Tenor Debuts in San Francisco, April 4th

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.01.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This year tenor Mario Frangoulis observes his twenty-fifth anniversary as a concert and recording artist and performer in musical theatre.

Eva Hill

The Most Awkward Handoff On TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Eva Hill | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media

If the rumors are true that Ronan Farrow's new MSNBC show is on its way out, the real losers will be those of us who savor that moment each day when F...

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

Det. Sonny Grosso, Joe DiMaggio and an Ongoing Love Affair With the Yankees

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In his upcoming memoir, Harlem to Hollywood: My Real to Reel Life, Grosso spins larger-than-life tales about his on-going love of the Yankees.

Turning Adversity Into Strength: Madeleine's Journey From Losing Her Hearing to Creating a State of the Art Vintage Store Fantasy

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

With the resoluteness of her Jackie O canary ensemble, Madeleine has faced hardships that'd make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane seem like a family comedy.

Sinatra-Style 'Baby Got Back'

Posted 03.20.2014 | Comedy

If you think the world was denied by the fact that Sir Mix-A-Lot appears nowhere on Frank Sinatra's two "Duets" albums, here's the video you've been w...

Chats with Missing Persons' Dale Bozzio and The Wild Feathers' Ricky Young, Plus Arc Iris and The Boston Boys' Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think it's super pop. I think it's pop, I think it's modern, I think it's current and it fits right in today with all of these danceable tunes. It does all of those things, it's drivable in the car. That's always the test."