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Tour De France: Froome Keeps Lead

AP | By JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France and second-placed Chris Froome finished way ahead...

The Fine Art of Pleasuring a Big Black Giant

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, I attended the opening nights of two Bay area productions that could not have been more dissimilar. In each case, the audience's final response was telling.

First Nighter: Feinstein, Maye Swing the Night Away Brilliantly

David Finkle | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
David Finkle

If hot music means more to you than heated politics, the place to be this past Tuesday wasn't Charlotte, North Carolina but New York City where Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye were -- as the title of their tandem show has it -- "Swingin' the Night Away."

Remembering Tony Martin

Jay Weston | Posted 10.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I was privileged to know Tony Martin in the last few decades of his life. He died Friday night at his West L.A. home at the age of 98.

Princess Diana's Legacy Lives On

Liz Smith | Posted 09.30.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

It seems like only yesterday we were stunned, sitting mouths agape as news of Diana's death dominated every hour, every second of the news. Cable outlets were still fairly new, and it was wall-to-wall. But even the three primetime networks abandoned all programming.

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.

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.