| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek presents The Knockouts Burlesque Show at The Pavilion every Friday at 9 p.m. through March 29.
The show features glamorous girls taking the stage with a celebrity guest star for a night filled with decadent burlesque...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:25 AM
For what it's worth, the following are my thoughts on what transpired on Oscar night.
The common enemy for everything that is included on Oscar night is time. In that inclusion are such items as any and all jokes, whether good or not, all singing and...
| Mar 16, 2011
Robert P. Marcucci, the former Philadelphia record company owner and legendary talent manager who groomed and launched teen idols Frankie Avalon and Fabian in the late 1950s, has died. He was 81.
FOR THE RECORD:
Robert Marcucci: In...
| Apr 16, 2011
Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| Jan 26, 2011
The creation of a toy that would become an American classic was triggered in 1956 by a Fourth of July parade of ants at a Studio City picnic.
While gazing at the industrious insects, novelty-toy entrepreneur Milton Levine was transported back to...
| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
"If we get any more white people in here," complains one of the characters in "Hairspray," as curious Caucasians fill Motormouth Maybelle's record shop, "this is gonna be a suburb."
That line — long familiar to those of us who've heard "Good...
| Apr 19, 2012
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 9:07 PM
Disney World is holding a new kind of marathon this year. For the first time, its Magic Kingdom theme park will be open for business for 24 consecutive hours. Guests will be welcome from 6 a.m. on Feb. 29 to 6 a.m. on March 1. The leap-day news was made...
| Nov 3, 2010
Charlie O'Donnell, a television announcer best known for his elongated introduction of "Wheeeeeeel of Fortune" during the 28 years that he was the game show's off-stage voice, has died. He was 78.
O'Donnell, who was also Dick Clark's early sidekick on...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thursday's headlines include a look at the weekend box office, more developments in the investigation of the activities of News Corp.'s now-closed News of the World tabloid and the FCC may issue some new rules for the media industry....