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Paul Anka

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

Forging A Path Through Uncertain Territory

George Heymont | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

NBC's cancellation of Smash had some people licking their chops with Glee while others wondered how the producers of a show that launched with so much fanfare could have made so many missteps.

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

Paul Anka's "My Way," Reviewed from the Inside!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

For most of the first decade of his amazing 60 year career, I was Paul Anka's publicist. So I read his new autobiography, MY WAY (St. Martin's Press...

License To Philosophize, Sinatra-style

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

When you reach a certain age and no longer have a job where large numbers of people are incentivized to laugh at your jokes, moments arise when you wo...

L.A. Times Festival of Books Coming to USC!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Some books remain with you long after reading them. Their haunting images or gripping stories stick in your head and reappear in your dreams.

Singer SLAMS 'Inappropriate' Jay-Z

Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z may be a girl's best friend, but he sure isn't Paul Anka's. Anka, a famed singer-songwriter who penned hit songs including "Diana," "My Way,"...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

Under the Covers: A Musical Parlor Game

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most of these interpretations do the material proud, though some may leave you wanting to, well, hide under the covers. Making up your own lists and sharing with friends might make for a more soul-satisfying parlor game than, say, Geography.

Hotel Bel Air Reopens... And the Swans Are Back!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The formerly somewhat dreary hotel, nestled into the woods of rustic Bel Air, has been brightened, refurbished and rebuilt to maintain its oh, so romantic atmosphere while accommodating guests in this wired age.

11 Years After His Death, "New" Music From Frank Sinatra

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Three new releases, Live At The Meadowlands, My Way, and Classic Sinatra II should please hardcore fans and newbies alike.

Paul Anka Beaten Bloody With Ice By Wife: Police

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paul Anka's wife got arrested after she allegedly split his head open with a piece of ice. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the alleged incident occu...