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Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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 04.09.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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."

The Day the Rains Came to CA, Mother Earth Smiled Again

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If my dad, Carl Sigman, were around on the day the rains came to California last month in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in centuries, he might have said, 'Mother Earth smiled again.'

The @Pack

Andrew Cristi | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

So, when it's all said and done, "The @Pack" is actually the best group of role models thus far. For all the people who want to bash them, Hollywood actually needs more young class acts like these.

Shirley Jones at the Café Carlyle: People Will Say We're in Love

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Partridge Family mom took center stage at the Café Carlyle this week, singing classics from the American musical theater, and recounting anecdote...

The Oscars and the Night That Jack Nicholson Came to Harlem to Eat Macaronis With Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.

Woody Allen and the Art of the Impossible

David Toussaint | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
David Toussaint

There are three things I've been reminded of since the reignited Woody Allen controversy started swirling around the blogosphere like one of those biz...

Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein Who Brought Them to America

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.

Why I Wanted to Remember Cary Grant on His Birthday

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Cathy Chester

I'd like to briefly explain why I've always been in love with Cary Grant. I know there are millions of others who are in love with him, but I'm the one who has, in all honesty, loved him the most.

"Muddling Through" the Wilderness at Christmas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

Yet, as we muddle through this season, there may be moments when we can begin to see the first rays of dawn. Maybe we begin to observe a few beams of light trickling into a shadow-filled room.

PHOTOS: Nobody Wore A Suit And Tie Like Frank Sinatra

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick & Megan Mayer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Sorry, Justin Timberlake, but Frank Sinatra had some of the best suits and ties of all time. Ol' Blue Eyes was actually quite the bad boy (how many ot...

Book Review: The Italian-American Experience -- Another Immigration Story

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Explorers Emigrants Citizens steps way back to tell the Italian-American saga from first contact with the Americas, with Christopher Columbus being only one of many explorers. The book then focuses on the huge waves of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Reissue Roundup 3: The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Sinatra, CCR and Humble Pie, Plus Keith Chagall's Kennedy Tribute

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Do The Beatles now collectively have more "previously unreleased" tracks than all of their official albums collectively?

An Interview with Freddy Cole

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The singer/pianist Freddy Cole is a national treasure and at 81 years young he is still a masterful entertainer.

Shyboy's Water on Mars Is the Debut Pop Album of 2013

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling Shyboy.

Why Men Can Be Vibrant Sex Partners Well Into Their 80s

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Aging is something young people will always -- understandably -- view with a mixture of dismissal and dismay. The response to the idea of senior sex is a bit like the response to the horrific acts of a survival series: we don't want to go there, but there is pleasure to be found in imagining from a safe distance just how difficult it must be.

First Nighter: All-Female "Julius Caesar" Works Except When It Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The funniest aside takes place during one of Walters' most demanding sequences as disillusioned Brutus. What she breaks it off to say to her convict colleagues won't be revealed here, but it's a laugh-and-a-half.

First Nighter: Dee Dee Bridgewater Is Billie Holiday in Lady Day; Clint Holmes Is Himself in Stop This Train

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Sometime in the winter of 1958, I had the chance to hear Billie Holiday on her closing night at Boston's venerated Storyville. For reasons I can't recall, I chose not to go. She died less than a year later, at 44, and that was that for me and Billie Holiday live.