| Nov 3, 2012
Edwin Q. White
Saigon bureau chief for AP during Vietnam War
Edwin Q. White, 90, who as Associated Press bureau chief in Saigon during the 1960s was part of a fabled crew of journalists who covered the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu, the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:41 PM
MANTEO, N.C. -- Actor Andy Griffith, the man who played folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor in the fictional town of Mayberry, died Tuesday at the age of 86, his family said.
Griffith died at about 7 a.m. at his home on Roanoke Island, according to Dare County,...
| Jul 13, 2012
Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...
| Apr 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.
Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four's first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, "The Beatles: The Lost Concert."
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:40 PM
There were comedians and ventriloquists, acrobats and dancing poodles. And every Sunday evening, “The Ed Sullivan Show” escorted them into the homes of millions of Americans.
Thousands of acts appeared on Sullivan’s television variety...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container.
This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:39 AM
When a new performance concept succeeds impressively enough, invariably a sequel (or two) is demanded — a concept illustrated by such projects as "Greater Tuna," "Nunsense" and "The Marvelous Wonderettes."
To that list — and vaulting to...
| Nov 16, 2012
Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.
Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A veteran performing arts programmer has been chosen to guide Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts in choosing and booking performers as the festival seeks to renew and rejuvenate itself this year. Charles “Chuck” Kalan, who was...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Paul McCartney got his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday. Paul McCartney was joined by Neil Young, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Joe Walsh and Jeff Lynne at the ceremony....
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Davy Jones dies: The English born singer and actor was 66 when he died Wednesday in Florida. The long-running question of whether his made-for-TV band, The Monkees, was "real or not" is beside the point....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Neil Patrick Harris drops a bomb on "The Late Show": For seven seasons now, the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" has kept its millions of viewers in suspense regarding its central mystery. As star Neil Patrick Harris confessed to David Letterman on "The...